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News Topic: The Meadowlark Initiative

New Evaluation: The Fundamental Role of Care Coordination

The Meadowlark Initiative brings together a clinical team (made up of prenatal care and behavioral health providers) and coordinates outreach and community services to provide better care for pregnant women and their families, improve health outcomes, and reduce family separation. This innovative model helps prenatal care providers better address depression, anxiety, substance use, and other … Continued

Announcing 2021 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

We created this award to honor Mignon Waterman's life and legacy. Mignon was one of our founding trustees and served as board secretary from 2013 to 2017. Each year, we use this award to highlight an individual who, like Mignon, has made notable contributions to Montana’s behavioral health system This year, it is our honor … Continued

The Meadowlark Initiative Update

The Meadowlark Initiative® brings a new standard of pregnancy care to Montana by offering routine screening and treatment for substance use disorders and mental illness as a part of prenatal and postpartum care. The initiative supports recovery while keeping families together and children out of foster care. In partnership with the State of Montana, we … Continued

The Meadowlark Initiative Press Release

Currently, 11 hospitals and health centers are participating in the Meadowlark Initiative which provides pregnant women and their families with effective, supportive care for behavioral health needs.

Governor Bullock, Montana Healthcare Foundation Announce Perinatal Behavioral Health Initiative

New initiative expands current efforts to help improve outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women with behavioral health challenges.

A Focus on Solving Perinatal Drug and Alcohol Use in Montana

Read this post by MHCF CEO Dr. Aaron Wernham to learn why the foundation chose to address drug use in pregnancy as a new initiative.