Quality Quarterly

Perinatal Mental Health Learning Community Wrapping Up After Two Years

HQI’s Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Learning Community is coming to a close at the end of this month. In the final monthly webinar, Kevin Gruenberg, PsyD, helped participants understand how perinatal mental health pertains to fathers as well as mothers.  

The recording and slides from that November webinar will be maintained on the program website, along with the extensive audio/visual library of materials and peer resources from all the 2020-2021 activities. 

The virtual Capstone Event on Dec. 8 drew nearly 100 participants, highlighted the key principles of the learning community throughout the two years, and celebrated the contributions of the participating hospitals. A panel discussion featuring Scripps Health, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and Marshall Medical Center presented three different approaches to addressing maternal mental health and lessons learned from their interventions.  

This two-year partnership with Maternal Mental Health Now and CommonSpirit Health, which designed and facilitated a robust learning community, was augmented by a cadre of subject matter experts, including Miriam Schultz, MD, who was the keynote speaker on Dec. 8, focusing on psychopharmacology and perinatal mental health.   

HQI is grateful to the California Health Care Foundation for funding this opportunity to partner with California hospitals in advancing maternal mental health. 

If you have any questions, please contact Julia Slininger, PMH Initiative program manager at jslininger@HQInstitute.org