AWHONN video highlights college's research

With the goal of improving the health of women and infants, The Ohio State University College of Nursing partnered with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) in collaboration with ITN productions to produce a video as part of AWHONN’s Partners in Care program. The video addresses research to improve screening techniques to detect depression and anxiety in pregnant and postpartum women.


AWHONN’s Partners in Care program highlights the commitment of the AWHONN community to spread knowledge in working towards solutions on the most critical health issues facing women and newborns.


Faculty within the College of Nursing’s Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth are conducting vital research to improve the mental health of pregnant and postpartum women, especially in vulnerable populations. “Up to 50 percent of women experience prenatal depression or anxiety,” according to Bernadette Melnyk, Ohio State’s Chief Wellness Officer, Dean of the College of Nursing and Executive Director for the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. “Women receive prenatal care, but so often providers do not screen for depression and anxiety.”


Check out the video below to learn more about the college’s research and its real world impacts.