The Health Resources and Services Administration this week awarded $12.4 million to help states expand access to behavioral health care for children and pregnant women. The funding will help 18 states integrate behavioral health into pediatric primary care using telehealth, and seven states screen and treat pregnant and postpartum women for depression and other behavioral health conditions. In other news, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reported 918 congenital syphilis cases in 2017, more than double the number in 2013. “When passed to a baby, syphilis can result in miscarriage, newborn death, and severe lifelong physical and mental health problems,” noted Jonathan Mermin, M.D., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention. The agency said the data underscore the need for early prenatal care with syphilis testing at the first visit and follow-up testing for women at high risk of infection.
AHA letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi expressing strong support for House passage of H.R.1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act.
Parkview Hospital is one of the oldest – and only remaining – nonprofit hospitals in northeast Indiana. Parkview has a long history of community engagement…
The Welcome Baby Program is part of a community network of programs that work together to provide supportive services to families with newborns.
Overview About eight out of 1,000 babies born in Delaware die before their first birthday, compared with a national rate of about six out
Newsletter from December 2018 highlighting AHA resources, advocacy updates, and more regarding behavioral health.
AHA letter to Congressional leadership expressing support to advance legislation – H.R. 1318/S.