Local Strategies for Improving Maternal Mental Health

Oct. 24, 2019 , 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

With one in seven new moms affected by serious mental health issues like postpartum depression and anxiety, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) can become a multigenerational issue, negatively affecting the mother and her child’s long-term physical, emotional, and developmental health. On this webinar, Mathematica expert Kara Zivin will shed light on a new mathematical model that was used to quantify the societal costs of untreated PMADs, which reached $14.2 billion in 2017.  And, participants will also hear from Pritzker Fellow Hoda Shawky who will share how First Five Orange County is integrating strategies to address maternal mental health and improve outcomes for young children.  The session will include peer-to-peer discussion and an opportunity for questions.