From the Field: Postpartum Depression Task Force

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Project Title

Postpartum Depression Task Force

Name of Organization, Agency, or Institution

Bloomington Area Birth Services

Primary Contact Name and Title

Georg’ann Cattelona, Executive Director

Project Aim and Goals

The Postpartum Depression Task Force of Monroe County seeks to improve identification and treatment for women with perinatal mood disorders.  The Task Force is a coalition of providers from all aspects of maternal-child health, including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, doulas, childbirth educators, hospital and medical office administrators, and consumers.  Measures include attendance at continuing education events; numbers of in-services and outreach events; as well as improved identification and referral systems within the hospital as well as in the community.

Blueprint Area(s) Addressed

Strategies Used

ARTICLES ABOUT THE PROJECT

Postpartum depression Help Available (South Bend Tribune, 09/04/06)

Support & Resources Available During Amazing Life-Changing Experience (Hoosier Times, 2011, PDF)

For More Information

Georg’ann Cattelona, at georgann@bloomingtonbirth.org

Filed in Care coordination, Clinical audit, case review, or analysis of adverse events, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Community education/outreach, Educational materials for health professionals, Health professions education, Shared decision making, Staffing/care coordination change, Stories from the Field, Team building on Thu., Jul 14, 2011

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