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 Mental Health at AMCHP

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AMCHP envisions a future where mental health is seen as integral to overall health for maternal and child health populations. In order to achieve equitable, culturally-appropriate, family-centered, and community-relevant care, services, and support, AMCHP will promote integrated systems, reduction of stigma, and increased access to mental health and substance use services.


AMCHP is committed to supporting our members to address mental health and substance use disorders at the state level and to serving as an advocate at the national level. Learn more about why this is a priority area for AMCHP and for our members and see how we are committed to addressing this through our strategic plan and legislative agenda.


Current AMCHP MH Projects

Adolsecent and Young Adult Behavioral Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (AYA-BH CoIIN)

The purpose of the AYA-BH CoIIN is to improve depression screening and follow-up for young people through systems-level behavioral health integration in primary care and by increasing screening rates for major depressive episodes in clinical settings using practice-based quality improvement tools and methods.

PRISM (Promoting Innovation in State MCH Policymaking)

PRISM is a capacity-building project to empower Title V leaders and their state and local partners to advance policy that supports the needs of women of reproductive age with mental health and substance use disorders.

​Advancing State and Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH) - Goal 2: Current and Emerging Public Health Issues and Threats

This project supports AMCHP to increase its internal capacity to develop resources to address mental health and substance use disorders as well as provide TA to state Title V programs to address challenges in responding to their MCH populations’ mental/behavioral health needs.


AMCHP Mental Health Resources

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​Webinar​Addressing Mental Health in BIPOC Communities: Key Cultural Considerations for MCHhttps://youtu.be/AZ9zzgyjAGg
Webinar​AMCHP 2019: Words Matter - The Use of Language in Destigmatizing Mental Illnesshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKR6KAIdlQY
Webinar​Promoting Innovation in State MCH Policymaking (PRISM):http://www.amchp.org/Policy-Advocacy/health-reform/Pages/HST-Webinars.aspx
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AMCHP Mental Health Talking Points
​Blog​#ScreenToInterveneForAYAs: Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health Bloghttp://www.amchp.org/programsandtopics/AdolescentHealth/Lists/ScreenToIntervene/AllItems.aspx
​Twitter Chat Discussion​#MHEquityHourhttps://twitter.com/i/events/1283826170098835456
​Podcast​The Role of Doulas in Supporting Women with Substance Use Disordershttp://www.amchp.org/Policy-Advocacy/health-reform/resources/podcast/Pages/default.aspx
​Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health's (AIM) Postpartum Bundle​Maternal Mental Health: Depression and Anxietyhttps://safehealthcareforeverywoman.org/aim/patient-safety-bundles/maternal-safety-bundles/maternal-mental-health-depression-and-anxiety/
Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health's (AIM) Postpartum Bundle​Postpartum Care Basic for Maternal Safety Transition From Maternity to Well-Woman Carehttps://safehealthcareforeverywoman.org/aim/patient-safety-bundles/maternal-safety-bundles/postpartum-care-basics-for-maternal-safety-transition-from-maternity-to-well-woman-care-aim/
Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health's (AIM) Postpartum Bundle​Postpartum Care Basic for Maternal Safety from Birth to the Comprehensive Postpartum Visithttps://safehealthcareforeverywoman.org/aim/patient-safety-bundles/maternal-safety-bundles/postpartum-care-basics-for-maternal-safety-from-birth-to-the-comprehensive-postpartum-visit-aim/


External Mental Health Organizations and Resources

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