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  • Every Mother, Every Time

    It’s time for a U.S. healthcare system that detects and treats maternal mental health disorders

    We identify barriers, find solutions and catalyze lasting systems change

    Our Work
  • Less than 20%

    of women are screened for maternal mental health disorders

    and less than 9% of those with a positive screen recieve adequate treatment.

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  • 96% of birthing-age, American women

    live in maternal mental health professional shortage areas

    this not only leaves mothers with no treatment options, but is also commonly noted by health insurance plans as the reason for their insufficient provider networks

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pol·i·cy

A rule or plan of action, adopted and followed by a group, organization, or government

We are a policy think tank and field catalyst. We inform and facilitate systems change so mothers, children and families have the best opportunity to thrive.

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key players

We directly serve, cross-sector leaders & change agents in the U.S.

Policy Makers

·Law Makers
·Regulators Addressing
·Health Policy

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Providers

·Obstetricians/Midwives
·Hospital/Health Systems

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Payors

·Insurers
·Health Plans
·Employers
·Medicaid Agencies

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Partners

·Nonprofits
·Philanthropic Funders

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Affecting all mothers


Maternal Mental Health Disorders are the most common complications of pregnancy

They impact, on average:

Over 150 counties


fall into high risk and large resource gap areas

Identifying the most vulnerable mothers without access to care

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June 27, 2024

Using Peers to Support Maternal Mental Health

During this fireside chat, The Policy Center’s Executive Director Joy Burkhard and…

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June 27, 2024

Using Peers to Support Maternal Mental Health

During this fireside chat, The Policy Center’s Executive Director Joy Burkhard and…

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