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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What my life is about right now - hearing words like this from great leaders who help humanity

Thank you very much to you and Robin Hood for supporting our intervention work with pregnant women and their future children. The support from RH has helped women and children enrolled in our program, and been essential to us in generating pilot data necessary to garner NIH funding for this work — which we believe we are very close to obtaining. 

Catherine 



From: David Saltzman
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:32 AM
To: Jeffrey Lieberman
Cc: graham arader; Paul Jones; Catherine Monk
Subject: Re: Robin Hood Board Approval for Prepp
Thank you for your extraordinary work.

Take care,

David
David Saltzman

On Oct 24, 2016, at 11:05 PM, Jeffrey Lieberman wrote:
Thanks Graham and to Robin Hood for this wonderful support.

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.
Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
1051 Riverside Drive - Unit #4 
New York, NY, 10032


From: Graham Arader <grahamarader@gmail.com>
Date: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:54 PM
To: Paul Jones , David Saltzman
Subject: Fwd: Robin Hood Board Approval for Prepp

Thank you from the bottom of my heart David and Paul for continuing to support Catherine Monk  This is money well spent.   Also hoping some day to get you both together with Jeff Lieberman.  No one better understands the most recent advances in the chemistry of the mind.  In a world with 9 billion people it is the only solution.  Talk therapy may be better but you have to be rich - very rich to spend the time and the money.  Jeff has spent close to 2 billion to see if there is a solution for humanity. The progress Columbia University has made is shocking.  You sit there and listen and cant believe what they have accomplished.
​Thank you,
​Graham​

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Monk, Catherine E." 
Date: Oct 24, 2016 5:57 PM
Subject: Fwd: Robin Hood Board Approval for Prepp
To: "graham arader"  "Roper, Regina S." 
Cc:
Hi Graham

Sharing some good news, pls see below. Thanks again for facilitating a connection to them. 

We recently receive a good review score from NIH on this work so hopefully we will be able to launch a very large test of our intervention to prevent postpartum depression sometime next year. Robin Hood support was essential in getting us to that place. 

Catherine 

Begin forwarded message:

From: Matthew Piltch 
Subject: Robin Hood Board Approval for Prepp
Date: October 24, 2016 2:27:14 PM EDT
To: "Catherine Monk, PH.D." 

Catherine,

Just wanted to write to let you know that Prepp’s proposed $104,000 grant for the coming year has been officially approved!  Congratulations J

Please find attached draft contract goals based on last year’s. Please let me know if you have any feedback on the attached and whether you would like to hop on the phone to discuss.

Thanks so much,
Matt



1. THE PURPOSE OF THE GRANT

Trustees will use the grant exclusively to provide a prenatal and parenting intervention to 30 low-
income women with depression and test its ability to achieve outcomes similar to more intensive
home-visiting programs. If Trustees would like to use the grant for any other purpose, Trustees must
obtain written approval from Robin Hood in advance. To request approval, Trustees shall write an
explanatory letter and Robin Hood agrees to respond to the request within 30 days. Robin Hood
reserves the right to require that Trustees return any funding that is not used in a way approved by
the board of Robin Hood.

2. GRANT RENEWAL

Robin Hood does not guarantee further support, but Trustees are encouraged to apply for a renewal
grant when it submits its progress report. In considering a grant renewal, Robin Hood will examine
Trustees; success in accomplishing the following goals:

Inputs and dosage

1. Complete the Prepp intervention with at least 30 women and their newborns. Report on:
a. Total number of women and infants served in treatment and control groups during this
grant period compared to the previous grant period;
b. Number of women screened, enrolled, and followed up in each month of the current grant
period; and
c. Number of women completing the program during this grant period compared to the
previous grant period.

2. Ensure that women complete 100 percent of scheduled visits and follow-up. Report on:
a. Percentage of first sessions completed;
b. Percentage of second sessions completed;
c. Percentage of motivational interviews completed;
d. Percentage of final sessions completed;
e. Percentage of follow-up visits completed; and
f. Percentage of women terminating the program prematurely (compare between treatment
and control groups).

3. Collect demographic data at intake to ensure comparability between treatment and control
groups. Report on:
a. Income level (;100%, 100-150%, 150-200%, 200% of federal poverty line) and Medicaid
eligibility;
b. Race;
c. Ethnicity;
d. Primary language;
e. Maternal education (less than high school, some high school, high school degree, GED,
some college, college degree);
f. Percentage of single mothers;
g. Percentage of teen mothers;
h. Percentage of depressed mothers.

Prepp program outcomes

4. Reduce depression among mothers in the treatment group as measured by the Center for
Epidemiological Studies Depression scale (CES-D) and/or the Hamilton Depression Scale.
Compare results between treatment and control groups.

5. Report on differences in infant fuss/cry behavior between treatment and control groups as
measured by the Baby Day Diary.

6. Report on differences in the maternal-infant relationship between treatment and control groups as
measured by the Emotional Availability (E.A.) scales.

7. Report on differences in infant stress regulation between treatment and control groups as
measured by salivary cortisol.

8. Report on differences in infant learning between treatment and control groups as measured by
the conjugate reinforcement paradigm.

Nurse-Family Partnership outcomes

9. Compare data on birth spacing and subsequent pregnancies to last year’s results, control group
results, and New York State and national N.F.P. statistics. Report on:
a. Subsequent pregnancies at 6, 12, and 18 months postpartum; and
b. Percentage of subsequent pregnancies ending in a live birth.

10. Compare rates of breastfeeding to last year’s results, control group results, and New York State
and national N.F.P. statistics. Report on the percentage of women initiating breastfeeding and
continuing to breastfeed at 6 and 12 months postpartum.

11. Compare rates of emergency room visits for injury or ingestion to last year’s results, control group
results, and New York State and national N.F.P. statistics. Report on percentages of children
visiting the emergency room for injury or ingestion in the first 6 months, 12 months, and 18
months of life.

12. Compare rates of employment and continuing education to last year’s results, control group
results, and New York State and national N.F.P. statistics. Report on the percentage of women
employed or in school at 3, 6, 9, 12, and 18 months postpartum.

Organizational goals

13. Secure additional funding via a federal R01 research grant. Report on status of funding
application as well as any feedback presented by reviewers. 

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