Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

Text and Telephone Screening and Referral Improved Detection And Treatment of Maternal Mental Health Conditions

Guille, C., King, C., King, K., Kruis, R., Ford, D., Maldonado, L. Nietert, P. J., Brady, K. T., Newman, R. B.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This study assessed the efficacy of a text and phone based screening and referral program for perinatal mental health disorders and substance use disorders (SUDs). Research found that participants who had been assigned to the phone-based screening program were 3 times more likely to screen positive, 4 times more likely to be referred to treatment, and nearly 6 times more likely to attend treatment appointments compared to participants assigned to the control group.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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Setting(s) of Implementation

Clinical, Community

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