Longitudinal Remote Coaching for Implementation of Perinatal Collaborative Care: A Mixed-Methods Analysis

Psychiatr Serv. 2020 May 1;71(5):518-521. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201900341. Epub 2020 Jan 30.


The collaborative care model (CoCM) is a multicomponent, team-based integrated behavioral health framework. Its effectiveness in the treatment of perinatal depression is established, but implementation has been limited. The authors used longitudinal remote coaching (LRC) as a novel implementation strategy to support systematic case review in a multistate cluster-randomized trial of CoCM for perinatal depression. They describe LRC for perinatal CoCM in three clinics and use of a mixed-methods analysis of data from LRC feedback forms and interviews with participants. LRC is a scalable implementation strategy with potential to support complex models of integrated behavioral health, such as perinatal CoCM.

Keywords: implementation; perinatal collaborative care; perinatal depression.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Depression / therapy*
  • Feedback
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Implementation Science*
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration
  • Mentoring*
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration
  • Perinatal Care / methods*
  • Pregnancy
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration
  • Program Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic