Depression Grand Challenge Worldwide Submitted to MacArthur Foundation 100&Change

“What if our greatest shared burden were lifted?” Depression is a global health crisis, afflicting 350 million people worldwide. UCLA and dozens of collaborators have a solution to offer sustainable state-of the-art treatment to all—using smartphones and the internet, our…

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“What if our greatest shared burden were lifted?”

Depression is a global health crisis, afflicting 350 million people worldwide. UCLA and dozens of collaborators have a solution to offer sustainable state-of the-art treatment to all—using smartphones and the internet, our team offers an integrated treatment and technology solution to diagnose, treat and continuously monitor individuals with depression from underserved populations. The Depression Grand Challenge Worldwide (DGCW) team will deploy this strategy working with partners at sites in five countries—United States, China, Colombia, South Africa and Uganda. In doing so, the DGCW will create a network of treatment teams and investigators empowered to enhance health and productivity not only within their own communities, but also in communities around the world.

Collaborators Lifting the Burden with UCLA are at:
Bio-X Institute
Breakwater Studios LTD
Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Makerere University
Northwestern University
Oxford University
Psychiatric Assessments Inc.
Rutgers University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
South Africa Human Sciences Research Council
Stanford University
State Office of Mental Health Disease Control
Uganda Youth Development Link
Universidad de Antioquia
Universidad de Caldas
University of Chicago
University of Kwazulu-Natal
University of Witwatersrand
Verily Life Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University

The DGCW builds on the existing UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, which was launched in 2015. To learn more about the Depression Grand Challenge, visit http://grandchallenges.ucla.edu/depression.

This video was made by Breakwater Studios, LTD. https://breakwaterstudios.com/ whose team will help tell the story of the DGCW throughout the project, if our proposal is funded.

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