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IMI’s Dr. Jennifer Moore to Serve as Expert Advisor for AHRQ Rural Postpartum Mental Health Challenge


May 21, 2020



IMI’s Dr. Jennifer Moore to Serve as Expert Advisor for AHRQ Rural Postpartum Mental Health Challenge

Washington, DC – In May, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, was selected to serve as an expert advisor for their Cross-Sectional Innovation to Improve Rural Postpartum Mental Health Challenge.

The challenge aims to drive both proposal and narrative submissions, allowing the initiative to highlight success stories in rural postpartum mental health and encourage future innovative approaches. Currently, rural women and families face a variety of barriers to accessing mental health care for postpartum mental health problems. These include cost, transportation, childcare, and potential new challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. AHRQ and Dr. Moore look forward to examining the cross-cutting solutions submitted to this challenge that encompass digital health, non-traditional partners, and provide treatment and support for postpartum mental health care.

Dr. Moore serves as the founding executive director of the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI), a non-profit, nonpartisan research and policy organization, that is dedicated to improving the lives of Medicaid enrollees through the development, implementation, and diffusion of innovative and evidence-based models of care.

To learn more about the AHRQ challenge and to participate, click here.

 

About the Institute for Medicaid Innovation

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization that provides independent, nonpartisan information and analysis to inform Medicaid policy and improve the health of the nation.

 

Media Contact

Lydia Tonkonow

ltonkonow@medicaidinnovation.org