Untreated mental health and substance use disorders pose significant risks to pregnant women, postpartum women, and infants. Models of care that offer integrated behavioral health services are best for addressing the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum women with behavioral health conditions.
The Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)) at the National Council for Wellbeing has launched a four-part webinar series discussing the importance of advancing behavioral health integration for perinatal health.
This webinar series highlights exemplary models being implemented in settings and communities highly impacted by perinatal substance use and mental health disorders:
- Perinatal Health Part 1: The Case for Integration & Continuum of Care - Access the webinar recording for information on the needs and opportunities for advancing perinatal integrated care. During the webinar, Denver Health shares insights and offers a deeper look at their comprehensive approach to integration. The webinar slides are also available here.
- Perinatal Health Part 2: Integration within Behavioral Health Settings - Access the webinar recording for practical guidance on implementing strategies that address the needs of pregnant and postpartum people. During the webinar, CarePlus New Jersey shares insights and offers a deeper look at their comprehensive approach to integration.
- Perinatal Health Part 3: Integrating Services for Pregnant and Postpartum People in High Need Settings - Register to attend this session, scheduled for June 23, 2022 at 2:00pm ET.
- Perinatal Health Part 4: Addressing Serious Mental Illness - Register to attend this session, scheduled for July 21, 2022 at 2:00pm ET.