News


2018

Los Angeles, March 23, 2018  2020 Mom and Congresswoman Katherine Clark announced today that the U.S. House and Senate omnibus spending agreement provides $5,000,000 for the screening and treatment of maternal mental health disorder treatment. 

The funding was authorized in section 10005 of the 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255) through the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act. 

The federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is directed to make funding available to states through grants. States must apply, and apply for funding to establish, improve or maintain programs to train professionals to screen for, assess and treat maternal depression in women who are pregnant or have given birth in the preceding 12 months.  

“The $5 million secured for maternal mental health programs in the omnibus appropriations bill that passed today will not only make more maternal depression screenings and prevention programs possible across the country, it’s also a resounding affirmation of what advocacy groups like 2020 Mom have been saying all along: The stigma surrounding this condition and the health care system that fails to consistently screen and support mothers suffering from it, must end,” said Congresswoman Clark, author of the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act.
 
2020 Mom will inform its community when the grant applications become available.

2017

November 9, 2017
2020 Mom Executive Director Selected as the Junior League of Los Angeles' "2017 Community Achievement Award Honoree"

October 25, 2017
2020 Mom & the Perinatal Mental Health Society Announce the Winners of the 2017 Maternal Mental Health Innovation Awards

July 19, 2017
Clark, Herrera Beutler Secure $1 Million for Maternal Mental Health

June 07, 2017
2020 Mom & the Perinatal Mental Health Society Launch the Innovation Awards

April 25, 2017
Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is May 1-7

2016

December 13, 2016
National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health applauds Senate passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

May 14, 2016
With Blue Dot Project, artist turns postpartum anxiety into a symbol of hope

2014

May 09, 2014
Mother's Day 'May Campaign' to Raise Awareness of Maternal Mental Health Disorders