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Florida BH IMPACT aims to improve the identification and treatment of pregnant and postpartum patients who experience mental health and substance abuse disorders by expanding behavioral health screening and access to services for prenatal, pregnant, and postpartum women. The program promotes maternal and child health by building healthcare providers' capacity for addressing these critical issues through professional development, expert consultation and support, and dissemination of best practices.

Join us in supporting MMHLA in their work to gain signatures in a letter to Congressional leadership encouraging support of new legislation: Maternal Mental Health: Into the Light
Please support by filling out the Google form here by noon TODAY!
Read below for more information.
This legislation has two components:
(1) Reauthorizing and expanding funding for grants to states to create programs to address maternal mental helath
(2) Establishing a dedicated 24/7 maternal mental helath hotline.
Programs like Florida BH IMPACT across the country need your support.

To join this effort, please review the sample letter here.
  1. The letter you are signing will be addressed to the HELP Committee leadership (Senators Murray and Burr).
  2. Click this link to find the Google form where you will sign your name. by today, January 28 12 pm EST.
  3. The date will be updated and we will send the final version to all signers.
The Women's Preventative Service Initiative released updated recommendations on January 22 (click here to see all recommendations). Among these were their recommendations for annual Well-Woman Preventative Visits and for Breastfeeding Services and Supplies. See the clinical recommendations for annual well-woman visits below.

WPSI also recommends that
all adolescent and adult women, including those who are pregnancy and postpartum are screened for anxiety.
"The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative recommends that women receive at least one preventive care visit per year beginning in adolescence and continuing across the lifespan to ensure the provision of all recommended preventive services. . . Well-women visits also include prepregnancy, prenatal, postpartum and interpregnancy visits."

Thank you to all who participated in the HRSA Health Care Provider and Practice-level surveys!
Your input is valuable in shaping the future of our program and other programs across the country. We are looking forward to our continued work this year!
Read the latest publication from the BH IMPACT Team! 
"Case Report: Implementation of a Multi-Component Behavioral Health Integration Program in Obstetrics for Perinatal Behavioral Health" details the implementation , strategy, and initial findings of the BH IMPACT Program. Click here to read!
Upcoming Quarter 1 FLMMHC Workgroup Meeting
The next workgroup meeting will be held on
February 28, 2022 from 11:30 - 12:30. 

To view the agenda, click here (opens Word file).
Click here to download the calendar invitation.
The team looks forward to seeing you there!
Provider Portal 
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The provider portal has access to clinical and evidence-based behavioral health resources, training materials, and more!
Mother's Mental Health Toolkit
Mental health resources for mothers, families, and health care professionals.
FL Moms Mental Health 
Resource Directory

Florida families and healthcare providers can use this site to search for services that align with their specific needs, preferred payment type, and geographic location.
Florida BH IMPACT Website
Click above to visit our website for more program information, resources, and provider-specific tools.
Learn about Florida BH IMPACT from our team, Dr. Heather Flynn, Dr. Amandla Shabaka-Haynes, and Dr. Kay Roussos-Ross. 
Thank you to the 
Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative for hosting and editing this video.
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