Maternal Depression Quality Collaborative

 

In partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, GNYHA launched the Maternal Depression Quality Collaborative. Participating hospitals share best practices and implement quality improvement processes to screen all expectant and postpartum mothers for depression, and connect them with services as necessary. While an estimated 13% of mothers suffer from postpartum depression, and approximately half of these cases originate during pregnancy, screening for depression among pregnant and postpartum women currently is not routine.