IMPACT BH brings together hospitals, primary healthcare services, and community-based organizations as active collaborators and partners in providing wrap-around support and care navigation to pregnant and postpartum people and their families.
Using a care navigator model, the program aims to provide patients with a go-to partner who listens and helps connect patients and their families with whatever resources, support, and information they might need. Care navigators link the care team and patient to critical information and support across prenatal, hospital, and postpartum care; and help increase identification, diagnosis, referral, and treatment for perinatal behavioral health needs.
CPCQC’s role is to facilitate the program, engage cross-sector partners, assess community needs and resources, prioritize and plan, implement strategies to enhance healthcare delivery and community-based services through existing Quality Improvement (QI) projects, evaluate outcomes, and transition to sustainability. The program is intended to focus on more than just hospital improvement by creating an integrated delivery system that supports the whole patient through access to hospital- and community-based care and treatment, wrap-around support services, individualized care coordination, and increased social and peer support.
- Currently focused in Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Summit counties, we have conducted listening sessions in three counties and funded new community supports in two counties.
- One hospital, five outpatient clinics, and four community-based organizations are participating in the program—and growing.
IMPACT BH Implementation Toolkit
Learn more about how partners across sectors implement unique strategies to improve perinatal behavioral health outcomes in their community.
- IMPACT BH is led by the Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC) and collaborates across partners including the University of Colorado Practice Innovation Program, Illuminate CO, and Stader Opioid Consultants.
- Funded by Colorado Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Administration and Zoma Foundation.
Connected Behavioral Health Programs
- Maternal Overdose Matters Plus (MOMs+) is a part of the IMPACT BH program and an extension of the work of the Colorado MOMs Initiative. MOMs+ is focused on helping birthing hospitals statewide provide equitable access to treatment and recovery for perinatal patients with substance use disorders.
- Colorado Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health: Substance Use Disorder Learning Collaborative (CO AIM: SUD) supports healthcare teams in enhancing care for perinatal patients with mental health and substance use disorders through the processes of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT).
Learn More About Participating in IMPACT BH
We are currently working with partners in Garfield, Summit, Eagle, and Pitkin counties. Based on available funding, IMPACT BH may expand into new regions of the state in the future. If you are interested in bringing IMPACT BH to your community, please connect with us to learn more.
This National Suicide Prevention Month, CPCQC joins communities across the United States to raise awareness, spread hope, and share vital information about maternal suicide.
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