Emphasis on mental health awareness has grown tremendously in the recent years. Living through the COVID-19 pandemic brought more people to realize that taking care of our mental health is equally as important as taking care of our physical health.
Clinicians at The Ohio State Martha Morehouse Outpatient Clinic were seeing an extreme increase in patients expressing mental health concerns – many specifically related to past trauma. This brought about a new partnership for the LIFT Lab. Beginning in May of 2021, LIFT Lab team members and Martha Morehouse clinicians have been working together to improve clinicians’ ability to implement Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). This Quality Improvement study is an on-going multi-pronged approach to empower clinicians to treat their patients more holistically.