October 8, 2021
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The October 2021 issue of Health Affairs, “Perinatal Mental Health and More,” includes a set of topical papers on perinatal mental health that present empirical findings and feedback from leading thinkers in the field, and make specific proposals for improving support for people before During, and after childbirth. On Friday, October 8, 2021, a virtual forum hosted special guests and a selection of authors from the issue to present their work.
Mental health conditions are diagnosed in one in five women who are pregnant or postpartum, yet the US health care system does not treat perinatal mental health well. October 2021 issue of Health Affairs Mostly dedicated to perinatal mental health.
employment Friday October 8, 2021And US Representative Lauren Underwood (IL), co-founder and co-chair of Black Maternal Health Caucus and principal sponsor of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, and Elaine Marie Wallen, the chief population health officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, participated in a virtual health affairs event on these issues. In addition, a selection of authors from this issue presented their work and took questions from the online audience.
The details were as follows:
date: Friday October 8, 2021
time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific
Among the presenters:
- US Representative Lauren Underwood, Illinois
- David Goodman, Team Leader, Maternal Death Prevention Team, Division of Reproductive Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at Prevention of pregnancy-related mental health deaths: data from 14 US maternal mortality review committees, 2008–2017
- Claire Brown, Assistant Professor, Fay W. Bozeman School of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, d Mental health conditions in childbirth cost $100 million annually, with severe maternal illness rates up 50%
- Jennifer MooreFounding CEO, Health Affairs and Innovation Group Advisor at Medicaid Institute, dated Policy opportunities to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of perinatal mental health conditions
- lady pibraand CEO of Diversity Uplifts, Inc. And jasmine faithful mor, Ph.D. Student, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in Reimagining perinatal mental health: an expansive view of anti-oppression policy and practice
- Shannon D. Simonovic, assistant professor, School of Nursing, DePaul College of Science and Health, at Depression during pregnancy and adverse childbirth-related outcomes 2010-2020: a systematic review and meta-analysis
- Ellen Marie WhelanChief Population Health Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services
- Kara Zeven, professor of psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School, in Narrative Matters: Perinatal Mental Illness Nearly Ended My Life
Health Affairs He expresses his gratitude to Jennifer E. Moore, the founding executive director of the Medicaid Institute of Innovation, who served as a consultant for the subject group. We thank the California Health Care Foundation, the Berigi Fund, and the Zuma Foundation for their financial support and briefing of the case.