Moving on Maternal Depression
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the #1 complication of pregnancy, affecting 1 in 7 women.

The PA PQC is recruiting birth hospitals and their prenatal/postpartum and pediatric offices to join the PA PQC’s Moving on Maternal Depression (MOMD) initiative to improve perinatal depression screening and follow-up and reduce the associated racial/ethnic disparities. To guide the adoption of key interventions to achieve these goals, a statewide MOMD Task Force developed a MOMD Change Package with guidance, key steps, and resources.

  • Increase prenatal and postpartum depression screening and follow-up rates
  • Decrease the racial/ethnic disparities related to perinatal depression screening and follow-up
Get Involved

To express interest in joining the PA PQC’s MOMD initiative, please complete the following MOMD survey:
Your organization’s PA PQC quality improvement coach will then follow-up with you and your team to identify next steps. The PA PQC is aiming to recruit 10 PA PQC birth hospitals and teams to participate in MOMD.

Key Interventions

Click here to view a list of screening tools, toolkits, coding guidelines, and other resources.


With guidance from your PA PQC quality improvement coach:

Maternal Health Awareness Day Event 2021