The Center for Women’s Health joins statewide movement to support mothers’ mental health
HAYS, Kansas – HaysMed’s Center for Women’s Health joins Kansas Department of Health and Environment in supporting mothers’ mental health through the Kansas Moms in Mind (KMIM) program. Clinics participating in this program have demonstrated commitment to implementing evidence-based practices to improve mental health screening and treatment practices during the perinatal period.
As part of the KMIM project, clinic staff participated in implementation technical assistance and case consultation seminars from a team of perinatal behavioral health experts to support effective screening and treatment practices during pregnancy.
“One of the greatest benefits of the program was the chance to meet one on one with an expert to discuss how things improved for our patients, talk about best practices, and how best to implement them” said Dr Jenna Sloan, OB/GYN.
Through this project and the work of perinatal stakeholders across the state, providers will be better equipped to identify and treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, leading to improved maternal and child health outcomes for Kansas families.
For more information about KMIM, including the Kansas Connecting Communities (KCC) grant that supports this work, visit Kansasmch.org/kcc. Providers in Kansas with a perinatal mental health or substance use treatment questions may call the Kansas Provider Consultation Line for Perinatal Behavioral Health at (833) 765-2004 or visit bit.ly/ProviderConsult.