Designing Systems to Eliminate the Consequences of Maternal Depression
Success Stories from Three States
The following case studies highlight stories of three states that have developed systems for screening for maternal depression and providing appropriate follow-up treatment. Along with providing detailed descriptions of successful state and community systems, the case studies provide insights on:
- Utilizing a quality improvement framework to increase maternal depression identification and treatment
- Leveraging Medicaid to break cycles of poverty and maternal depression
- Developing the relationships and partnerships needed to spread, scale and sustain changes
Thanks to improved systems, more mothers are receiving screens for depression, and more children and families are benefiting from healthier mothers.
Publish Date: 2019
Support for this brief was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
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