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U Squared Interactive welcomes Park Center, Inc.

U2 Interactive is delighted to welcome Park Center as a new customer.

Park Center is a Fort Wayne, Indiana based Community Mental Health Center.

Paul Wilson, CEO of Park Center, said "We are delighted to be partnering with U2 Interactive to make Beating the Blues available within our services. With Beating the Blues we have found an affordable, evidence based and innovative solution that will empower clients to take a more active role in managing their overall health by treating their depression and anxiety. In addition to using this tool with traditional clients coming to our site for services, we will use Beating the Blues as key resource for Care Coaches imbedded in primary care offices and it will also be the cornerstone of a public billboard campaign to promote awareness of depression and anxiety. With advances in technology, integration efforts with primary care and cuts to mental health funding, it is important to look for quality treatment options that are also cost effective. Beating the Blues is all that. Park Center values the scientific research behind Beating the Blues and anticipates our clients will achieve positive outcomes with this exciting patient centered approach to care."

John Smith, Chief Operating Officer at U2 Interactive, said "we are very excited at the opportunity to work with the team at Park Center. They bring the kind of professionalism, vision and approach that will ensure the successful implementation of Beating the Blues. With increasing pressure on budgets and the need to demonstrate measurable outcomes we believe that Beating the Blues will add significant value to their high quality services."

About U2 Interactive - U2 Interactive's mission is to support all healthcare stakeholder communities in creating innovative and cost effective computer based solutions for everyday health problems, lifestyle issues, and long-term conditions. U2 Interactive believes in delivering evidenced based treatment via interactive and easy to use software programs. U2 is jointly owned by UPMC & Ultrasis PLC and head quartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

About Beating The BluesUS - Beating the Blues US is a computer-delivered series of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions for adults with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. Beating the Blues has been used by over 300,000 people in 13 countries is now included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

About Park Center, Inc - Park Center is a Community Mental Health Center with its primary office in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Park Center serves 7,500 people per year with 400 staff and a budget of $22,000,000. As health care reform emerges, Park Center is working more closely with the Parkview Health System. Beating the Blues tool will be a key strategy in Park Center’s efforts to integrate with physical health.

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