2003 Feelings of African American Perinatal Women Study

In 2001, the Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network (CRPN) was the lead agency in the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Healthy Family/Healthy Start Project’s grant funded study “Feelings of African American Perinatal Women”.

The study was a collaborative effort involving the CRPN, MetroHealth Medical Center and Center for Community Health, University Hospitals, NorthEast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. and United Way First Call For Help.

The purpose of the study was to address and promote systems of care that would identify gaps in routine screening and mental health assessment for perinatal depression and enhance linkages to community-based intervention services. The outcome of the study was to facilitate early identification and increased capacity to effectively screen, perform skilled assessments and successfully engage pregnant and postpartum women who were experiencing depression into treatment.

For more detail about the study and to view the complete summary report click here.

 

2009 Evaluation of Providers Screening and Referral Practices for Perinatal Depression Study

This is a descriptive study of health providers’ screening and referral practices for perinatal depression of pregnant clients receiving prenatal services at a community health services agency. The study also identifies the number of clients at risk for perinatal depression and the number of clients referred for services.

For more detail about the study and to view the complete summary report click here.