There’s Still Time to Join HQI’s Perinatal Mental Health Learning Community

Quality Quarterly Article

HQI’s Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Learning Community provides California hospitals with education, technical assistance, and peer support to address perinatal mental health disorders — the most common complication of childbirth. The program assists hospitals in complying with Assembly Bill 3032, the maternal mental health conditions law, which requires hospitals to educate perinatal employees, patients, and families about maternal mental health conditions, post-hospital treatment options, and resources.   

So far, 143 California birthing hospitals have joined the learning community and enrollment remains open to others. To check if your hospital has enrolled, go to the program website, then click on the “Participating Hospitals” tab. Hospitals can join by clicking the “Enroll” tab.  

The PMH Learning Community offers specially tailored learning and peer-exchange opportunities, including webinars, group office hours, individual coaching, and online training and educational resources. These are all available to California hospitals free of charge courtesy of a grant from the California Health Care Foundation. Programming will continue until Dec. 31, 2021. 

A 55-minute online training course for hospital staff has been developed specifically for this program and can be accessed via the program website and the “Online Resources for Hospitals” tab.  Over 1,500 individuals have already enrolled. Upon completion, users can receive BRN CE credit (one hour) with a downloadable certificate. 

For questions, please contact Julia Slininger, PMH Learning Community program manager, at jslininger@hqinstitute.org