Maternal Mental Health
California Surgeon General Puts Spotlight on Childhood Trauma
May 23, 2019
California's first surgeon general wants the state's health care system to understand the impact that childhood trauma has on lifelong health outcomes. Nadine Burke Harris told us how she'll accomplish that.
Maternity Care in California — Almanac Collection
The Almanacs in this collection provide an overview of the delivery of maternity care in California using available metrics, and compare the state’s performance on these metrics by demographic groups, over time, and against national numbers.
Quantifying the Cost of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the US
Maternal mental health disorders are the most common medical complication during and after childbirth. The most comprehensive large-scale analysis of costs to date finds these disorders also exert significant financial costs on individuals, families, and the economy.
Lifting Up Solutions that Support Black Mothers
April 26, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Maternal Health, Health Equity
Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week: Amid all the excellent media coverage of the US maternal mortality crisis, something has been missing. "Too much reporting on Black maternal health has been doom and gloom," says one California nursing professor.
Not Listening to Mothers
September 12, 2018
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health, Medi-Cal
A new major survey finds a significant disconnect between the maternity care women want and the care they end up getting. The results of Listening to Mothers in California, released today, reveal what is and isn’t working with maternity care in the Golden State.
Infographic: The Overmedicalization of Childbirth
This infographic highlights results from a survey of California mothers that finds women are getting too many unwanted and unneeded interventions during childbirth, even when less invasive alternatives are available.
Essential Coverage: The Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week
May 4, 2018
Xenia Shih Bion
Behavioral Health, Health Care Costs
Welcome to the first edition of Essential Coverage. Every Friday, we’ll send you into the weekend with a recap of stories we found worth reading — stories covering all our topics, from health reform to maternal health, to opioid safety, and much more.
Evaluation of a Collaborative Maternal Mental Health Care Pilot
Maternal Mental Health Now (MMHN) established a model of collaborative care at three federally qualified health centers in Los Angeles. Outside evaluators documented whether this model achieved the desired outcomes at each clinical site, and assessed the potential for spread to reach underserved perinatal populations.