Florida Perinatal Behavioral Health Screening & Treatment Program

The Florida BH IMPACT Program is an innovative initiative by the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine and the Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative (FLMMHC).  This program’s goal is to improve the identification and treatment of pregnant and postpartum women who experience mental health and substance abuse disorders. The project will expand screening for: depression, anxiety, and substance abuse; and access to needed services for prenatal, pregnant, and postpartum women. The program aims to promote maternal and child health by building the capacity of health care providers for addressing these critical issues through professional development, expert consultation and support, and dissemination of best practices. The Florida BH IMPACT Program has five main components: 1. Access for patients and clinicians to comprehensive referral resources and services in the region for mental health and substance. 2. Clinician access to telephone consultation with a psychiatrist during normal business hours 3. The use of brief, valid screening tools for depression, anxiety and substance use. 4. Tracking and reporting of information and measures related to the programs processes and outcomes. 5. Training of Obstetric providers in best practice maternal behavioral health screening, treatment and risk issues. The Florida Perinatal Behavioral Health Screening & Treatment Program was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau under grant number UK3MC32242. This publication lists non-federal resources in order to provide additional information to consumers. The views and content in these resources have not been formally approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Listing these resources is not an endorsement by HHS or HRSA.

Florida Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Implementation Project – Big Bend / FSU

This project is tasked with planning, implementing, evaluating, and recommending improvements to the behavioral health integration system for children in primary care settings in Leon and surrounding counties in Florida. The behavioral health integration model comprehensively addresses components of primary care, behavioral health, specialty care, and the social support needs of children and youth ages 3-21 with behavioral health issues which cannot be solely managed at the primary care level. This occurs in a manner that is continuous, family-centered, and collaborative. The project partners with pediatric care practices and behavioral health organizations specializing in mental health and substance abuse to conduct needs assessments, an analysis of the behavioral health service market, trainings for providers at practice sites, and develop a customized, evidence-based behavioral health integration model for implementation at each of the practice sites.

The Florida Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Implementation Project was funded by a contract with Florida Dept. of Health Children’s Medical Services.

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