Lead Agency/Program Director: MT Department of Public Health and Human Services, Family and Community Health Bureau/MOMS Program Director, Amanda Eby, Amanda.Eby@mt.gov
Partners: Billings Clinic, University of Montana, Eastern MT Telemedicine Network, Project ECHO, Montana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MPQC), The Medicaid Meadowlark Initiative (Perinatal Behavioral Health Initiative), and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies.
The Maternal Health Leadership Council meets monthly to guide the design and implementation of MOMS. The Leadership Council is made up of representatives across the state.
Related Initiatives & Collaboratives: MT Title V Program/Maternal and Child Health Block Grant; Fetal, Infant, Child and Maternal Mortality Review and Prevention (FICMMR), Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting, etc.
MHLIC Coach: Leslie deRosset, MSPH, MPH
Outcome Measures: Access to care, health insurance coverage, prenatal care, 1st trimester enrollment; postpartum visits, postpartum depression screening, Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) interventions, referrals to behavioral health care, preterm births, cesarean section rates, SMM and MMR stratified by race, ethnicity and geography. Process measures re: MHTF, education/training; professional development; resource dissemination
Establish a state-focused Maternal Health Task Force to create and implement a strategic plan that incorporates activities outlined in the state’s most recent State Title V Needs Assessment
- Establish MT Center for Excellence in Maternal Health to house the MHTF and MMRC
- Elevate maternal health as a priority issue via a public ed campaign
- Maternal Health strategic plan completed in Year 1 along with the Title V MCH needs assessment.
Improve the collection, analysis, and application of state-level data on maternal mortality and SMM
- Coordinate the MMRC and the Fetal, Infant, Child, and Maternal Mortality Review (FICMMR) teams to collect/abstract MMR data and track other maternal health outcomes
- Annual report
Promote and execute innovation in maternal health service delivery, such as improving access to maternal care services, identifying and addressing workforce needs, and/or supporting postpartum and interconception care services, among others
- Eastern MT Demo Project in Maternal Telehealth using ANGELS AK model (Funding technical assistance from AK)
- Technical assistance/education to medical and public health providers to improve maternal health practices via Project ECHO
- Integrated, team-based approaches to perinatal care by extending the Perinatal Behavioral Health Initiative