Integrated Care for High Risk Mothers
Untreated mental health problems have serious consequences for mothers and their children, but fewer than one in four depressed moms receive effective treatment. This project hopes to gain valuable insight about how to best care for depressed mothers by analyzing data from 2,500 mothers treated in 14 clinics as part of the Mental Health Integration Program (MHIP). We hope to identify ways MHIP care teams can improve care for depressed moms and then develop resources that can help treat depressed mothers and their children worldwide, especially in clinics serving low-income populations. The project is using a patient registry (CMTS) to track and measure patient goals and clinical outcomes, and facilitate treatment adjustment if a patient is not improving as expected.