The RI Dept. of Health recently announced a funding opportunity/call for applications for practices providing prenatal and postpartum clinical care, helping practices optimize behavioral health screening/treatment (depression, anxiety, and substance use) of perinatal patients.
To help address the behavioral health needs of perinatal patients during COVID-19, the RI Dept. 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 6 prenatal care practices will be selected with project activities scheduled to begin in Jan. 2021 and continue for 15 months. Applications are due by Dec. 4.