Research in the Works
This paper highlights the work of Postpartum Progress Inc., to engage with large online communities of women experiencing a perinatal mental health issue, in order to explore the efficacy of peer support as a treatment modality. "Into the Light" is a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Pipeline to Proposal project that will bring together diverse stakeholders and patients to build collaborative partnerships. Project goals include developing patient engagement, recruitment and dissemination strategies that reflect the needs of this patient population. Increasing patient access to easily understood information about treatment options when making health care decisions and improving patient-centered research strategies are also aims of the project.
perinatal mental health, patient-centered research, patient engagement, peer support, treatment options
Hennig, S., Stone, K., & Nicholson, J. (2016). Into the Light: Using Technology to Develop a Mother/Family Centered Peer Support Network. Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health, 1 (2). Retrieved from http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/parentandfamily/vol1/iss2/1
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