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2018 Innovation Award Winner Webinar Series
Join us for these complimentary webinars, as we dive deep with representatives from each of these winning organizations on how we might adopt similar strategies and programs to address MMH in our own communities. Register to attend 1 or all remaining webinars. There’s no charge, however, you must register to receive a link to each webinar and its recording (sent even if you can't attend live).
Innovation in Policy and Advocacy Honorable Mention:
Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition: Florida Families First Act
After conducting a community mental health needs assessment in Alachua County Florida, the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition (ACPMHC) used report findings to drive several initiatives to address maternal mental health. The findings were sent to several state legislators which prompted a state senator to outreach ACPMHC’s Executive Director to draft Florida’s first piece of legislation addressing postpartum depression and related illnesses: The 2018 Florida Families First Act (SB 138/HR937).
Innovation in Policy and Advocacy Winner:
Dr. Susan Feingold, Psy.D & Barry Lewis, Esq., Postpartum Psychosis as a Mitigating Factor Law (Policy & Advocacy)
This team worked on creating and advocating for legislation that became the Illinois Public Act 100-0574. This groundbreaking legislation is the first criminal law in the United States recognizing the effects of postpartum depression/psychosis for a mitigated punishment for women convicted of infanticide whose crime was committed while mentally ill, under the influence of her postpartum illness.
Innovative Community Solutions Winner:
Postpartum Support Virginia: Williamsburg Maternal Mental Health Coalition (Community Solutions)
Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVa), a statewide non-profit organization, with initial funding from a local community foundation, the Rotary Club and the Junior League, and in partnership with the local hospital, hosted and facilitated this multi-provider and community coalition in Williamsburg VA. The coalition ran from January-December 2017.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Innovative Programs in Care Winner:
Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center: Emotional Care Home Visiting Program
Innovative Community Solutions Honorable Mention:
Docs for Tots: Well Moms, Well Tots Maternal Depression Program
Docs for Tots is a New York based non-profit organization, which brings together children’s doctors and communities to promote best practices, policies and investments that foster children’s healthy development and future success. Docs for Tots developed the maternal depression screening and treatment program “Well Moms, Well Tots” in Nassau County NY within three federally qualified health centers.
Innovative Programs in Care Honorable Mention:
Park Nicollet Health Services: Women’s Mental Health Reproductive Program
The Park Nicollet Health System in Twin Cities, MN convened a process improvement team to create a universal maternal mental health screening program. Housed in the Behavioral Health Department, the program serves women struggling with fertility, birth loss and women during the pregnancy and postpartum periods.
Thursday, March 7, 2019 – Webinar link.
Need an intro to maternal mental health? Join 2020 Mom and PSI to learn about the range of maternal mental health disorders, risk factors and treatment options. This webinar is designed for providers, administrators and public health employees, although everyone is welcome. Complimentary.
All webinars are scheduled on Thursday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon PT
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