Clinicians at NYC Health + Hospitals obstetric clinics administer a mental, physical, and social health screening to all prenatal patients. Based on the results, patients are referred to a maternal medical home (MMH) program for support services, with higher risk patients assigned to a care coordinator or social worker. In 2020, the MMH team members at NYC Health + Hospitals made over 2,700 referrals to medical and community-based resources and helped increase postpartum visit attendance for enrolled patients by over 12%.
How They Did It:
- Screened all pregnant patients to assess their medical, psychosocial, and socioeconomic needs
- Assigned staff to high-risk patients to provide education and parenting support
- Referred patients to resources to address risk factors and social determinants of health
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