CIN Webinar — Improving Behavioral Health Equity for Peri- and Postpartum Latinx Patients with Depression

About This Event

Depression is a significant concern during the peri- and postpartum periods, especially for patients from vulnerable and marginalized populations, who are at increased risk of the harmful effects of untreated depression. While the US Preventive Services Task Force and the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommend universal screening for depression in adults, including peri- and postpartum people, standardized measures may not be sufficient in overcoming the cultural, economic, and social-psychological barriers to self-disclosure, help seeking, and engagement in behavioral health care that persist for many.

This CIN webinar provided an overview of how Cherokee Health Systems, an integrated Federally Qualified Health Center in Tennessee, redesigned workflows and clinical practices to improve the identification and treatment of depression for Latinx patients.

Learning objectives are:

  • Describe two strategies for identifying disparities in behavioral health care in a primary care setting
  • Identify two barriers to access to behavioral health care for peri- and postpartum Latinx patients
  • Describe one practice redesign strategy to improve identification and treatment of depression in peri- and postpartum Latinx patients

Watch the replay of this January 11 event, which 95% of participants said was a worthwhile use of their time.



The California Improvement Network (CIN) is a project of the California Health Care Foundation and is managed by Healthforce Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

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