RI MomsPRN Cohort 2 Learning Collaborative Practices: Working to Address Behavioral Health Needs of Pregnant/Postpartum Women

  • 13 Oct 2021

At the September RI MomsPRN learning collaborative, all 9 Cohort 2 practices shared their challenges and successes encountered while implementing universal screening for anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder amongst their perinatal patients. The practices are improving workflows to integrate evidence-based screening tools for long-term success and sustainability. In addition, Dr. Zobeida Diaz, an attending psychiatrist at the Center for Women’s Behavioral Health at Women & Infants Hospital, shared valuable case examples of supports offered by the RI MomsPRN teleconsultation line. Any provider seeing a pregnant and/or postpartum patient is welcome to call the RI MomsPRN teleconsultation line 401-430-2800 for real-time clinical assistance with addressing perinatal behavioral health matters. More details about this free statewide teleconsultation service for providers offered by Women and Infants behavioral health staff. RIDOH staff also offered clarification on program data reporting in light of the 2nd project report due. Other valuable resources to address patient needs were shared in the meeting:

Hale's Medications & Mothers' Milk : This resource was shared by Dr. Zobeida Diaz; the site provides access to the lactation risks that various drugs pose to breastfeeding mothers

The Jim Gillen Teen Center | Providence, Rhode Island: The Jim Gillen Teen Center site was shared by Alex Donoyan at VICTA, who recommended the great recovery program for practice referral.