About the Maternal & Perinatal Program

About our 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. 

Who we Are

Heather Flynn


Heather A. Flynn, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Florida State University (FSU), College of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine. She is the Director of the FSU Center for Behavioral Health Integration.

Megan Deichen Hansen
Ph.D., M.S.W.

Assistant Professor

Megan Deichen Hansen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science & Social Medicine Department of Florida State University’s College of Medicine. Dr. Deichen Hansen completed her Ph.D. in 2019 from the Florida State University College of Social Work.

Amandla Shabaka-Haynes
M.D., F.A.A.P.

Resource & Referral Specialist

As a resource & referral specialist for the FL BH IMPACT program, Dr. Haynes’ role is to assist in evaluating the mental health, substance use, and other support service needs for providers and their patients struggling with behavioral health issues. She also serves as the liaison for providers and patients in need of community behavioral health resources. Dr. Haynes is on the front-line for this program!

Monica Ragans

Program Manager

Monica is a Program Manager for the Center for Behavioral Health Integration to include Florida BH IMPACT. She is responsible for the management and implementation of projects at the Center.

Brandon Weikel

Research associate

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