e-Screening, brief intervention, and connection to care for behavioral health in pregnancy*
High Touch, High Tech (HT2) is a collaborative program pairing technology-based screening and brief intervention for pregnant women (the Mom's Check-Up app; the ‘high tech’ part) with same-day access to virtual counseling and care coordination through remote behavioral health consultants (BHCs; the ‘high touch’ part).
High Tech. The Mom's Checkup is an easy-to-use mobile app available to any clinic providing care to pregnant mothers in Michigan. Prior to a new intake appointment, the app screens patients for behavioral health risks; those who screen positive are offered a brief motivational intervention that is provided directly by the app, and then are helped to get connected to services.
High Touch. In some areas, the Mom's Checkup can connect patients directly with the “High Touch” element of behavioral health services via tele-counseling, which can be provided either at home or in the waiting room. Also in some areas, a current pilot innovation project (funded through the Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies initiative) integrates HT2 with the state-wide perinatal access program MC3 Perinatal.