Mental Health Integration Toolkit

This Mental Health Integration Plan and associated toolkit has been created through the work of many state and local partners with a shared interest in providing coordinated and comprehensive mental health services to women before, during and after pregnancy. This toolkit is intended to be utilized by Kansas Title V MCH programs and shared with local partnering providers* serving the same population, in an effort to collaboratively develop an adequate system of care. It has been endorsed by the Kansas Maternal and Child Health Council (KMCHC). Information contained in the toolkit is based on sound research and recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Screening and crisis intervention algorithms have been adapted from those developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

*Partnering providers might include: WIC; Title X Family Planning; clinical perinatal care providers; clinical mental health providers; home visitation and case management services; etc.