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NC MATTERS Local Health Department Needs Assessment

February 1, 2024

This needs assessment was conducted with North Carolina (NC) local health departments (LHDs) to identify strengths and challenges related to integrating behavioral health into perinatal care clinics.

HRSA: Outreach and Promotion Strategies for Engagement

July 20, 2023

Outreach and Promotion Strategies for Engagement “The Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) Program supports seven states in implementing programs that address maternal mental health conditions that often affect women during and after pregnancy. To advance the goals of the program, MDRBD awardees have developed promising approaches to successfully implementing … Read more

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 … Read more

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 Featured as a MDRBD Program Success Story

January 11, 2021

JBS International recently released a new infographic, which highlights the successes of NC MATTERS and RI MomsPRN in Rhode Island. Since September 2019, the NC MATTERS team has fielded 286 consultation calls from 38 counties across North Carolina. Find the infographic here.

MMHLA Fact Sheet: Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs

November 23, 2020

Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs address a critical public health issue through an innovative, creative, cost-effective approach to address mental health in frontline healthcare settings. Find the fact sheet from the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance here.

Lifeline4Moms White Paper: Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs

November 23, 2020

To address gaps in access to mental health care for perinatal women, Massachusetts created the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program (MCPAP) for Moms to build the capacity of frontline medical providers to address PMH conditions by providing education, consultation, and resources and referrals. MCPAP for Moms has emerged as a successful and scalable model with … Read more

Exploring MDRBD Programs: Year 1 Data

September 21, 2020

The Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) program supports NC MATTERS and programs in six additional states to integrate behavioral health into maternal health care via telehealth. An update on program activities in Year 1, using preliminary data from September 2018 to September 2019, can be found at the link … Read more

NC MATTERS in the NC Medical Journal

January 23, 2020

The January-February 2020 issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal covers the state of perinatal health in North Carolina, from levels of perinatal health, to barriers to quality care, to treatment for perinatal substance use disorders. Dr. Mary Kimmel writes about the significant negative impacts depression and anxiety can have on a mother and her … Read more