Promoting the Health of Parents & Children: Addressing Perinatal Mental Health by Building Medical Provider Capacity Through Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs
Maslin, Melissa C. T.
Griffin, Jessica L.
Moore Simas, Tiffany A.
Document TypePsychiatry Issue Brief
KeywordsAccess to Care
Mental Health and Primary Care
parental mental health
child mental health
perinatal mental health
family mental health
Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs MCPAP
MCPAP for Moms
Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program (MCPAP) for Moms
mental health during pregnancy
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AbstractMental health conditions are the most common obstetric complications of the perinatal period, impacting 1 in 5 individuals during pregnancy and the year following pregnancy. Perinatal mental health (PMH) conditions have deleterious effects on the health of perinatal individuals and their children, and are a leading and preventable cause of maternal mortality. Nevertheless, PMH conditions are underrecognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. To address these gaps, 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 at least 25 states or organizations implementing or developing similar Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs. This report summarizes the Perinatal Psychiatry Access Program model and its individual and national impact.
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