IHPI member Kara Zivin is a 2018 recipient of the Eisenberg Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award. The MIP Scholars Award supports U-M faculty implementing and evaluating mental health services that promote integrated care and seek to improve access to evidence-based practices for lower income and Medicaid eligible populations with behavioral health care needs in the state of Michigan.
Dr. Zivin’s project, “Identifying Unmet Treatment Needs for Perinatal Depression in Michigan Medicaid” will start in fall 2018. The project aims to identify the extent to which women, who are Medicaid beneficiaries, self-identify with symptoms of depression during pregnancy and after delivery are diagnosed with depression and receive any treatment for depression, whether medications and/or psychotherapy. The project seeks to understand objectives and goals, as well as barriers and facilitators of implementing perinatal depression screening and subsequent treatment in Michigan.