To help address the behavioral health needs of perinatal patients during COVID-19, the RI Department of Health and CTC-RI are pleased to offer practices providing prenatal and postpartum clinical care the opportunity to join the RI MomsPRN (RI Maternal Psychiatry Resource Network) perinatal behavioral health quality improvement initiative. The goal of the initiative is to improve screening rates of pregnant and postpartum patients for depression, anxiety, and substance use using evidence-based screening tools.
Up to six prenatal care practices will be selected with project activities scheduled to begin in Jan. 2021 and continue for 15 months. Details of the funding application can be found below with completed applications due by Dec. 4. Interested parties with questions or seeking more information are welcome to attend a Zoom call on Oct. 9 at 8 am or Oct. 15 at 12p to learn more about this funding opportunity.
RI MomsPRN Selected Practices Receive:
1. Funding support of up to $10,000.
2. Phone consultation service that is staffed by perinatal behavioral health experts at the Center for Women’s Behavioral Health at Women and Infants Hospital for clinical consultation and/or referral support.
3. Customized practice-specific training and quality improvement coaching to ensure universal screening.