Navigation Links
BlueChoice HealthPlan Helps Coordinate Postpartum Depression Conference
Date:2/28/2008

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its Great Expectations(R)+ for health Maternity program, BlueChoice(R) HealthPlan of South Carolina is helping to coordinate a community conference on postpartum depression called "Depression in the Mother."

The event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 29 at Seawell's Conference Center in Columbia and is targeted to mental health and medical professionals across the state, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, doulas, pediatricians, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and others interested in this topic.

Marie Fox, the maternity supervisor of BlueChoice HealthPlan's Great Expectations program, has assisted in planning the conference and will have educational materials available from BlueChoice HealthPlan. "Postpartum depression (PPD) affects one in eight new moms and it may develop anytime from about four weeks to 12 months after delivery," said Fox.

Implemented in 1990, the Great Expectations for health Maternity program is a care management program intended to promote a reduction in premature deliveries, help improve pregnancy outcomes, and provide a single source of information for BlueChoice HealthPlan members and their doctors. The program is administered by health educators and nursing professionals who help the member understand and comply with their doctor's diagnoses and instructions. Regarding postpartum depression, the program provides educational materials, a screening tool and a list of community support groups. BlueChoice HealthPlan had 3,100 members participate in the program last year.

Professionals interested in attending the "Depression in the Mother" conference may contact Britni Hartis from Mental Health America of South Carolina at 803-779-5363.

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina (http://www.BlueChoiceSC.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, and both are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BlueChoice HealthPlan has an A+ rating from A.M. Best and an Excellent accreditation status, the highest level awarded, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). BlueChoice HealthPlan has more than 7,000 physicians in its statewide network and serves approximately 212,000 members statewide. It offers four group health plans and one individual plan for children.

(R) Registered mark of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

(R) +Registered mark of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.


'/>"/>
SOURCE BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. S.C. BlueCross, BlueChoice HealthPlan Expand Global Offerings to Include Dental Services
2. Business Coalition Honors BlueChoice HealthPlan for Migraine Program
3. Long Term Care Newsletter Helps Preserve Solvency & Sanity While Caring for Loved One
4. AXA Equitable Helps Americans Prepare for a Long Retirement
5. Shoe Therapy Helps Survivors Celebrate Life After Abuse
6. LifeSync Hires Dr. Mark Phelps to Lead Research & Development
7. Yes, no, maybe so: New model helps identify what works in mental health treatment
8. His Royal Highness The Duke of York Helps Launch UK-Based Pharmaceutical Company, ProStrakan, in the United States
9. Virtual Hold Technology Donates Toys, Helps Raise Money for WKDDs Annual Radiothon for Akron Childrens Hospital
10. Oracle Helps Mayo Clinic Improve Information Management
11. Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... AR (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... with locations throughout Arkansas that offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing ... the Rock City Rescue organization. , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals ... the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration for the ... at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual iaedp™ Symposium ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Shelton, CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of ... Department, Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids ... sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited ... all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, ... that day with the investment community and media to ... conference call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. ... live webcast of the conference call through a link ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... Pa. , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen ... a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and ... seeking approval of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately ... letter indicates additional clinical data are needed to further ... moderately to severely active RA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: