Perinatal Behavioral Health with a Focus on Substance-use Disorder
Identification and early intervention for pregnant and postpartum women with substance-use disorders (SUD) are critical for optimizing maternal and neonatal health and wellbeing. The risk factors, common barriers to treatment, evidence-based practices around screening and interventions, and the framework for collaborative strategies to support pregnant and postpartum women with SUD will be discussed.
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and Community and State–Hoosier Care Connect.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PAs, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, therapists, and mental health and SUD providers who are interested in learning about perinatal health issues associated with at-risk individuals that experience mental health and/or SUDs.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- State the prevalence of behavioral health (BH) conditions in pregnant women.
- Discuss risk factors and common barriers to treatment.
- Explore evidence-based practices around screening and interventions.
Mary Pell Abernathy, MD, MS, MBA, FACOG
Maternal-fetal Medicine Specialist
Indiana University (IU) Health
About the presenter
Mary Pell Abernathy, MD, MS, MBA, FACOG, serves as the Indiana Maternal Mortality Review Committee chairperson. She has worked with policymakers and legislators to reduce preventable maternal and infant mortality in Indiana. She also serves as the co-leader of the Indiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (IPQIC) Reproductive Health Planning Task Force, which is tasked with improving women’s care throughout their lifecycle. She has recently completed a term as the Indiana (ACOG) chair and continues to work to improve the lives of women in Indiana. She completed her OBGYN residency and maternal-fetal medicine fellowship training at the IU School of Medicine. She completed her MBA at the IU Kelley School of Business in 2018. Her interests include using innovation to decrease maternal and infant mortality, prevention and treatment of preeclampsia, and preterm birth prevention. She has received grants from local, state, and federal sources, including the Indiana State Department of Health and March of Dimes, to study intervention trials regarding centering pregnancy and pregnancies complicated by obesity and gestational diabetes.
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
Dr. Abernathy has indicated she is on an advisory board for Roche Diagnostics.
The activity planner has no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Community and State–Hoosier Care Connect. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-21-227-04-P/T
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
OptumHealth Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.
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Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
- 1.00 AMA
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Attendance
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