The Meadowlark Initiative® is a Montana Healthcare Foundation initiative that integrates prenatal care and behavioral health to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes. This limited, mid-course evaluation assesses the initiative’s impact and is intended to inform implementation work moving forward.

The evaluation found that care coordination, in particular, plays a central role in improving outcomes – from engaging at-risk patients in care to helping reduce the need for family separation.

The evaluation was commissioned by the Montana Healthcare Foundation and produced by JG Research & Evaluation.

Read a summary of the evaluation.