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NC MATTERS & Postpartum Support International Webinar

March 16, 2023

We recently teamed up with our friends at Postpartum Support International to offer a lunch & learn to healthcare professionals working in Eastern NC. We talked about perinatal mood & anxiety disorders and shared how our two programs can help patients and their providers who are seeking support. Find the recording here.

Maternal Suicide and Risk Assessment Toolkit

January 9, 2023

Please find our latest toolkit from NC MATTERS, focused on screening for and addressing suicide risk in the perinatal population. Download it here: 22-6996-MED-MaternalSuicide_Toolkit_Final

NC MATTERS: 2021 HRSA MCHB Evaluation Survey Findings

December 13, 2022

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) launched the Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) program to promote behavioral health integration in maternal health care by supporting the development and improvement of existing mental health care telehealth access programs. As part of the HRSA … Continued

NC MATTERS Operations & Impact Report November 2019-December 2021

December 1, 2022

We’re excited to share our first impact report, where you’ll see program activities, milestones, and feedback from providers who have used our services. NC MATTERS is responding to the needs of perinatal patients and their healthcare providers around North Carolina through our psychiatry access program. View the impact report here.

NC MATTERS: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

August 30, 2022

NC MATTERS Medical Director Mary Kimmel and Program Manager Karen Burns recorded a training video for health care providers learning to provide supportive services to pregnant patients with a history of trauma. Topics covered include PMAD symptoms, use of appropriate screening tools, evidence-based treatments, and how NC MATTERS can help along the way. Find the … Continued

Hear a MATTERS Consult Call

June 15, 2022

Ever wonder what a consultation call on the NC MATTERS line might sound like? Dr. Mary Kimmel and Nurse-Midwife Karen Saxer teamed up with our partners at MAHEC to offer a sample as part of their new podcast, Just Us: Before, Birth, and Beyond. Click here to find the episode, or you can find the … Continued

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Supporting Latino/a Women and Birthing People Through Pregnancy and Postpartum

March 30, 2022

Andrea Diaz Stransky, MD, and Carolina Alford, LCSW led an interactive webinar where participants gained an appreciation of common beliefs about pregnancy and postpartum in the Latino/a community. They discussed the daily realities that pregnant patients face, the nuances of clinical diagnosis in Latino/a pregnant patients, as well as strategies to leverage our patients’ strengths in … Continued