Each month, NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the role of screening, referral and care coordination for healthy child development.
This month’s feature is a new NASHP publication, Case Study: How Minnesota Uses Medicaid Levers to Address Maternal Depression and Improve Healthy Child Development. Identifying women with symptoms of postpartum depression and referring them to treatment is important to children’s healthy development. This case study examines how Minnesota administers a Quality Improvement Project in order to address postpartum depression, which may be helpful to other states. One of the tools Minnesota produced through their Quality Improvement Project was a set of postpartum screening clinical guidelines detailing information on workflows, maternal depression documentation and charting, scripts for providers and staff, tool selection, and billing.
If you have a resource you’d like NASHP to post in the Resource Center or feature in the future, please email email@example.com. The Healthy Child Development State Resource Center is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.