Maternal Infant Dyad – Implementation (MInD-I) Project: Implementing Collaborative Care for

Vulnerable Perinatal Populations

The MInD-I (Maternal-Infant Dyad Implementation) project, led by Ian Bennett, MD, PhD and Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA (co-PI) and funded through a five-year National Institute of Mental Health (1R01MH108548-01) grant is testing the effectiveness of a novel implementation strategy -- longitudinal remote consultation (LRC) -- to improve the implementation effectiveness of collaborative care for perinatal depression. Other department faculty participating in this study include Amritha Bhat, MD, MPH, with training and implementation support led by Anne Shields and the AIMS Center, and project management support from Mindy Vredevoogd and Tess Grover. In the US, perinatal depression, including mood disorders occurring in pregnancy and the first year postpartum, affects as many as 45% of low income and racial/ethnic minority women during the perinatal period. Despite depression being a major source of morbidity and role impairment among pregnant women, few from low income groups receive effective treatment

MInD-I aims to enroll up to twenty clinics which provide perinatal care. Enrolled clinics will receive 15 months of significant support and training from the UW AIMS Center to help implement and sustain the Collaborative Care model for their perinatal patient populations. Half of the sites will be randomly selected to also receive additional implementation support.

 

Read more about the MInD-I team and their experiences in the field:

 

The Maternal Infant Dyad-Implementation Project: Stories from the Field

If your clinic is interested in enrolling in this implementation effort, please email mindyv@uw.edu.