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Sep 29 2021


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Webinar Series: Pregnancy-Associated Deaths Due to Behavioral Health Conditions

The Pregnancy-Associated Deaths Due to Behavioral Health Conditions webinar series is presented by the WA* Maternal Mental Health Access (MaMHA) project in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington (UW), and with support through Perinatal Unit of the Office of Family and Community Health Improvement Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

The CME-accredited three webinar series is a free program for Washington state maternal-child health care providers and prescribers working with perinatal patients who want to lower suicide risk and accidental opioid overdose in their perinatal patients.

Webinar #1: Pregnancy Associated Deaths Due to Suicide
September 15, 2021, 8-9am Pacific

Webinar #2: Pregnancy Associated Deaths Due to Accidental Opioid Overdose
September 22, 2021, 8-9am Pacific

Webinar #3: Ways to Change Your Practice to Address Pregnancy Associated Deaths
September 29, 2021, 8-9am Pacific

Register on MaMHA website.

Facilitated by UW Medicine psychiatrists and physicians, the program is designed to expand the perinatal mental health and addition care capacity in Washington State.  Formatted as didactic and case discussion, the series will provide 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
  • CME credits (This course meets state licensure requirements for all medical professionals)*

The three 60 minute webinars will provide content to address gaps identified in the WA 2014-2016 Maternal Mortality Review Panel report.  The report found the leading underlying cause of death among pregnancy-related deaths to be behavioral health conditions, including suicide and overdose (30%).

Participants will leave with 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

For those unable to participate in the live webinar series, recordings will be available for CME credit beginning October 1, 2021.

Register and to learn more about the webinar series.

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

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (Each session is 1.0 credit)