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  1. In States like Washington, evidence is growing that collaborative care programs such as the Mental Health Integration Program (https://aims.uw.edu/washington-states-mental-health-integration-program-mhip) which integrates mental health providers, psychiatric consultants, and primary care providers into the primary care setting are improving outcomes for women experiencing perinatal depression. Concerns like those raised in this article around training (particularly around psych meds) are being addressed in Washington State’s model through secure phone or video conference consultations between mental health providers, primary care providers, and psychiatrists. The University of Washington has been pioneering “telepsych” and offers models of how this can be effectively implemented (https://sharepoint.washington.edu/uwpsychiatry/ClinicalServices/ConsultationandTelepsychiatry/Pages/default.aspx).

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