This is a research study to compare a text message based mental health and substance use screening and referral to treatment program, called Listening to Women (LTW), to standard of care mental health and substance use screening. Pregnant and postpartum women ages 18-41 who are receiving prenatal care or who are postpartum are invited to participate.
This study involves partnering with Healthy Start Programs in the SC Pee Dee region to evaluate Listening to Women (LTW), a text message based mental health and substance use screening and referral to treatment program, compared to usual care (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)), among pregnant and postpartum women. The study also involves doing interviews and focus groups (group discussions) with women in the Healthy Start programs, community health workers (CHWs), and key local and state stakeholders.
The purpose of the study is to 1) determine the most practical study recruitment strategies for pregnant and postpartum women with marijuana use and 2) collect data to determine what types of studies pregnant and postpartum women are willing to take part in. Participation involves completing an online survey that takes about 10 minutes to complete.