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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: Maternal Mortality Prevention Project Webinar

Maternal Mortality Prevention Project Webinar

We hope you can join us – and please forward to others who work with pregnant and postpartum women!

This webinar presentation will highlight Colorado’s efforts to identify what works for pregnant or postpartum women who are experiencing severe pregnancy related depression, substance abuse or intimate partner violence.

Hosted by the Region VIII Federal Women and Children’s Health Task Force and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association (SAMHSA)

Date:  January 21, 2015

Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m. MT (3:00-4:30 p.m. ET)

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Colorado’s maternal mortality data and Title V needs assessment efforts have identified gaps in mental and behavioral health systems within the state, specifically with regards to pregnant and postpartum populations.  With funding from a recent Every Mother Initiative (EMI) grant from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)., Colorado conducted a pilot project to identify what worked for women who experienced severe pregnancy-related depression (PRD), substance use (SA) or intimate partner violence (IPV) but were able to get help. While a review of mortality data can clearly identify what could have been done differently, there is limited available research or standardized practice focusing on what worked well for women who experienced severe PRD, SA or IPV but were able to obtain the support or help needed. Colorado’s EMI project set out to obtain this information from three key audiences: women who had been through a severe PRD, SA, or IPV experience during pregnancy or postpartum; providers who work with these women; and loved ones who observed the experiences or were connected to the woman throughout this time in her life. The presentation will explore these findings and include opportunities for future action.