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HQI’s Perinatal Mental Health Resources for Hospitals Now Available
For CEOs, leaders in quality & patient safety, labor & delivery, and behavioral health

As part of its Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Learning Community, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) has unveiled a package of online resources to help hospitals strengthen approaches to maternal mental health. 

The resources are designed to help hospitals comply with Assembly Bill 3032, which requires all birthing hospitals to educate perinatal employees, as well as their patients and families, about maternal mental health conditions, post-hospital treatment options, and community resources.

Included is an online course for hospital staff, an associated quick reference guide, a brochure template that hospitals can adapt for their use, and an interactive informational app for patients and families. These resources are available free of charge on the program website.

Hospitals not yet enrolled in the PMH Learning Community are welcome to join.  The program provides education, technical assistance, and peer-to-peer exchange of best practices. To enroll, access hospital resources, view upcoming events, and review recordings and materials from past events, visit the program website

Upcoming events include May 21 Group Office Hours — an opportunity for hospital participants to receive practical tips and advice from faculty and peers; as well as a June 18 webinar highlighting hospital best-practices in staff and patient education about perinatal mental health.

Funded by  California Health Care Foundation and available free of charge to all California birthing hospitals, the PMH Learning Community is a collaboration of HQI, Maternal Mental Health NOW, and CommonSpirit Health.  

For more information, contact PMH Learning Community Program Manager Julia Slininger, RN, BS, CPHQ at jslininger@hqinstitute.org

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