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HQI to Host July 25 Webinar on Strategies for Hospital-Based Maternal Mental Health

For Quality & Patient Safety Staff

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On July 25 from 10-11 a.m. (PT), the Hospital Quality Institute will host a free webinar to address upcoming maternal mental health education requirements for hospitals. Under Assembly Bill 3032 (Chapter 773, Statutes of 2018) — the Maternal Mental Health Conditions Education, Early Diagnosis, and Treatment Act — hospitals must educate employees who are regularly assigned to perinatal units about maternal mental health conditions.

Hospitals must also inform women and families about maternal mental health disorders, local post-hospital treatment option, and community resources. Webinar speakers include staff and patients from Dignity Health, a large, not-for-profit health system that has undertaken comprehensive integration of maternal mental health into obstetrical patient care.