The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announced two winners of its $50,000 cross-sectional innovation prize to improve rural postpartum mental health: St. Peter's Health in Helena, Mont., for its maternal mental health program that identifies at-risk individuals and connects women to resources and appropriate care early in pregnancy; and Pack Health in Birmingham, Ala., for its digital health coaching program to address postpartum depression.

In addition, AHRQ awarded a $25,000 prize to three other organizations: the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program for Moms; Flathead County, Mont.’s Postpartum Resource Group.; and the Art Heals: Wellness Workshops for Postpartum Women program from Oregon’s Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties.

For other examples of hospitals improving maternal care, visit the AHA’s Better Health for Mothers and Babies webpage.

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