Joy Burkhard, Founder and Executive Director, talks about her motivation behind creating 2020 Mom. 

Our Mission

2020 Mom, founded in 2011 as the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, has evolved as a national organization with a mission: Closing gaps in maternal mental health care through education, advocacy, and collaboration. 

2020 Mom is Closing Gaps
We understand the health care system and deliver the MMH message and solutions to stakeholders and thought leaders to drive policy change. We engage advocates to drive change in their communities and states.

For more information about maternal mental health disorders, click HERE.


Our Work

2020 Mom has issued a national call to action that sets forth an aggressive new path for solving what some have called one of the biggest public health concerns of our time: the silent maternal mental health crisis impacting up to 20% of expecting and new moms. We serve as a catalyst for policy and systems change by building nationwide partnerships with dedicated stakeholders, pursuing advocacy opportunities, providing training and tools, and promoting recommendations for hospitals, insurers and providers.


Our History

Though 2020 Mom is a young nonprofit organization, we have become well known for our work convening, collaborating and inspiring change in the maternal mental health field. Recognizing doctors alone can't fix the maternal mental health problem, 2020 Mom looks at the common denominators in a woman's life during this time: 99% of women deliver at hospitals and 83% (as of March 2014) have health insurance, and has identified the best practices in our framework for change, called the 2020 Mom Project. Recognizing the shortage of trained providers and training programs, we launched a web-based training program in MMH, with a sister non-profit, Postpartum Support International, in 2013.

Since our inception in 2011, 2020 Mom has presented at nearly 20 conferences, supported and passed three pieces of MMH legislation in California, hosted eight Emerging Considerations in Maternal Mental Health Forums, created evidence-based framework for hospitals/insurers/doctors, hosted two annual fundraising events, formed the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health (, established a California Commission to assess maternal mental health (MMH) needs, launched a web-based MMH Certificate Training Program in partnership with Postpartum Support International, and partnered with critical organizations [such as the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the Joint Commission, and the March of Dimes.

Learn More by Viewing Our Brochure

Annual Reports


Check out our 2016 annual report for our latest outcomes and our plans for next year.



View our 2015 annual report infographic.