Open Dialogue U.S. Expanding to Atlanta, GA
Four way partnership brings latest expansion of Open Dialogue U.S. to Atlanta
New 2-year pilot at Grady Memorial Hospital
The Atlanta pilot project is the second to be rolled out by the UMass research team led by Drs. Doug Ziedonis (principal investigator) and Mary Olson with grant funding from the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care (EXCELLENCE). Beginning in March 2016, Doctors Robert Cotes and Keith Wood at Emory Medical School partnered with the UMass team to implement the Open Dialogue approach at Grady Memorial Hospital and recruit and provide clinical care to 20-24 participating individuals and their families.
These leaders recognize the need for better, recovery-oriented approaches that engage individuals to be full participants in their care and recovery. Currently, only about 20% of people who are hospitalized actually connect with their first regularly scheduled out-patient appointment.