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Postpartum Depression in African American Women: Signs, Symptoms and Barriers to Diagnosis
March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maternal Health Innovation Mount Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has convened a learning collaborative with the vision to develop a Statewide Provider Support Network (SPSN) leveraging the expertise of Family Medicine champions to strengthen the quality of care for people in the pregnant, postpartum and inter-conception periods. The learning collaborative’s goal is to increase awareness and engage inter-professional collaboration in the provision of maternal health/well-woman care. The learning collaborative is primarily comprised of Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and nurse champions as well as related providers from across North Carolina’s 6 perinatal care regions. To operationalize our efforts for sharing best practices and improving communication between obstetrical and primary care providers, we are offering a series of continuing education opportunities, and technical assistance to bridge the gap between theory and practice to advance family and community health.
This week’s session, “Postpartum Depression in African American Women: Signs, Symptoms and Barriers to Diagnosis,” will be presented by Donya Wallace, PhD, NCC, LPC. In this presentation, participants will explore the barriers to detecting and diagnosing postpartum depression among African American women, examine the culturally embedded schemas that preclude professional help-seeking and treatment, and develop culturally relevant skills for diagnosing and encouraging treatment compliance in affected patients.