RI MomsPRN Cohort 3 Kickoff: Working to Address Behavioral Health Needs of Pregnant/Postpartum Patients
On June 28, the RI MomsPRN program kicked off a 3rd learning collaborative in which 9 practices came together to discuss quality improvement efforts to increase screening and referrals amongst pregnant and postpartum women for behavioral health needs. The Cohort 3 practices include 4 new practices that will be working for 15 months to implement universal screening for depression, anxiety and substance use disorders among perinatal patients and 5 “continuing” practices that will be working for 12 months on improving screening rates and a practice-identified goal that builds upon their efforts with a previous learning collaborative. All practices will improve workflows to integrate evidence-based screening tools for long-term success and sustainability. Practices receive support from the RI Department of Health program leads, the Women & Infants Hospital clinical team, and the CTC-RI practice facilitators. A recording to the meeting may be found here. More information about the program may be found on the RI MomsPRN webpage.
Any provider seeing a pregnant and/or postpartum patient is welcome to call the RI MomsPRN teleconsultation line for real-time clinical assistance with addressing perinatal behavioral health matters. The line may be reached at (401)-430-2800; more details about this free statewide teleconsultation service for providers offered by Women and Infants behavioral health staff may be found here.