mHealth Washington is an initiative funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and is a collaboration between The University of Washington and Washington Health Care Authority.
The mHealth Washington team is partnering with 20 community agencies to implement FOCUS in multiple counties throughout Washington State. This implementation effectiveness trial aims to evaluate strategies to integrate mHealth into real-world clinical practice. The team is comprised of multi-discipline experts including academic researchers, policy makers, mental health advocates, Medicaid leaders and individuals with lived experience.
FOCUS is an evidence-based smartphone intervention designed to support the recovery of people with schizophrenia.
The FOCUS mHealth training website emphasizes supportive tools to train mhealth support specialists in using the FOCUS smartphone application and assisting individuals with serious mental illness on how to use the tool. The website features training videos and written content, developed by BRiTE faculty member Ben Buck, PhD.