MaMHA Recorded CME accredited Webinars

Webinar series: Pregnancy-Associated Deaths Due to Behavioral Health Conditions (CME-accredited**)

In 2021 the MaMHA CME-accredited** recorded webinar series was offered to Washington State maternal-child health care providers and prescribers who want to lower the risk of suicide and accidental opioid overdose for their perinatal patients. The series was presented by the WA Maternal Mental Health Access (MaMHA) project with support through the state Department of Health.

Formatted as didactic and case discussion, the series drew on topics intended to fill gaps identified in the WA 2014-2016 Maternal Mortality Review Panel report. The report found that, among pregnancy-related deaths, the leading underlying cause was behavioral health conditions, including suicide and overdose (30%). Facilitated by UW Medicine psychiatrists and physicians, the program was designed to expand perinatal mental health and add care capacity in Washington State.

The series provided access to:

  • UW specialists in perinatal and addiction psychiatry and quality improvement methods
  • Evidence-based strategies to treat perinatal mental health conditions and substance use
  • Feedback and recommendations on clinical practice change to improve patient outcomes

Participants gained tools and resources to:

  • Address and lower suicide risk and accidental opioid overdose in their perinatal patient population
  • Deliver improved clinical interventions and approaches to address gaps in care
  • Direct effective practice change to address pregnancy associated deaths

    **The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.