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The Meadowlark Initiative

Healthy Pregnancies and Secure Families

Surrounding you with a supportive team to give you the best chance for a healthy pregnancy.

Substance use disorders and mental health issues affect thousands of pregnant women and their babies in Montana each year. It is an illness that crosses all demographics and can often go unnoticed and untreated. The Meadowlark Initiative helps all women have healthy pregnancies by working with you to determine your specific obstacles and needs for support.

The Meadowlark Initiative brings together medical care, counseling, care coordination, and community services to help you:

  • Get the right care at the right time.
  • Stay healthy and plan a path to recovery that works for you if you have concerns about depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use, or other common stresses.
  • Reduce the risk of pregnancy complications like drug exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
  • Keep your family healthy, happy, and together.

Health care providers who are participating in The Meadowlark Initiative offer supportive, team-based prenatal care to help you have a healthy baby and build a strong family.

here’s how it works

1.

You and your family receive individualized pregnancy care from an experienced, supportive clinical team. The clinical team is made up of your prenatal care provider, a behavioral health provider, and a care coordinator.

The behavioral health provider serves as your counselor and can help you with common stressors, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol use.

2.

The care coordinator will work with you to make sure you get the right care at the right time. The care coordinator can also help you find and coordinate a community team that can help with other services that your family may need, like housing, transportation, home visiting, and social services.

3.

The clinical team and the community team work together to form a support system for you and your family.

The meadowlark initiative: sites

If you are interested in talking with someone about your care, please call the care coordinator at the site nearest you.
Meadowlark Site
Care Coordinator
Email
Phone
Benefits Health System Jessica Yurek [email protected] 406-731-8708
Blackfeet Tribal Health Marina Running Crane [email protected] 406-338-2160
Bozeman Health Adam Kusler [email protected] 406-220-9300
Community Hospital of Anaconda Amanda Guhlke [email protected] 406-563-7337
Community Medical Center Emily Dillow [email protected] 406-327-4527
Holy Rosary Healthcare Rochelle Kuper [email protected] 406-233-2500
Logan Health Kalli Jacquay [email protected] 406-758-1386
Livingston HealthCare Lauren Chaisson [email protected] 406-222-3541
One Health – Big Horn County Heather Bear Cloud [email protected]nechc.org 406-867-4122
One Health – Blaine County Heather Bear Cloud [email protected] 406-867-4122
One Health – Rosebud County Felicia Blindman [email protected] 406-720-3198
One Health – Fergus County Chelsea Solberg [email protected] 406-351-9257
Providence St. Patrick Hospital Jessie Ballard [email protected] 406-327-3174
Providence St. Joseph Jessica Larson  [email protected]  406-373-8489
Sidney Health Center Amanda Brown [email protected] 406-488-2100
St. James Healthcare Michele Steele [email protected] 406-782-5670
St. Luke Community Healthcare Tommie Linsebigler [email protected] 406-528-5364
St. Peter’s Health Stephanie Bauch [email protected] 406-441-5107
St. Vincent Healthcare  Mandy Reinhart [email protected] 406-238-6010