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News Topic: The Meadowlark Initiative

The Fundamental Value & Role of Care Coordination

THE MEADOWLARK INITIATIVE EVALUATION | 2023 The Meadowlark Initiative brings together a clinical team (made up of prenatal care and behavioral health providers) and coordinates outreach and community services to provide better care for pregnant women and their families, improve health outcomes, and reduce family separation. This innovative model helps prenatal care providers better address … Continued

2021 Mignon Waterman Award Announcement

We created this award to honor Mignon Waterman's life and legacy. Mignon was one of our founding trustees and served as board secretary from 2013 to 2017. Each year, we use this award to highlight an individual who, like Mignon, has made notable contributions to Montana’s behavioral health system This year, it is our honor … Continued

The Meadowlark Initiative Conference Recordings

Watch the recordings of our virtual Meadowlark Initiative Conference held on April 21-22, 2021. Download a full agenda of the event here.  

The Meadowlark Initiative Update

The Meadowlark Initiative brings a new standard of pregnancy care to Montana by offering routine screening and treatment for substance use disorders and mental illness as a part of prenatal and postpartum care. The initiative supports recovery while keeping families together and children out of foster care. In partnership with the State of Montana, we … Continued

A New Standard of Pregnancy Care is Emerging in Montana

Currently, 11 hospitals and health centers are participating in the Meadowlark Initiative which provides pregnant women and their families with effective, supportive care for behavioral health needs.

2019 Perinatal Behavioral Health Initiative Conference

The 2019 Montana Perinatal Behavioral Health Initiative Conference will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 2-3, 2019 in Helena at the Great Northern Hotel. 

Governor Bullock, Montana Healthcare Foundation Announce Perinatal Behavioral Health Initiative

New initiative expands current efforts to help improve outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women with behavioral health challenges.

Recordings: Solving Perinatal Drug and Alcohol Use Grantee Kick-Off Meeting

Recordings and presentation materials from our Solving Perinatal Drug and Alcohol Use Initiative grantee cohort kick-off meeting.

Solving Perinatal Drug and Alcohol Use in Montana

Read this post by MHCF CEO Dr. Aaron Wernham to learn why the foundation chose to address drug use in pregnancy as a new initiative.