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  • 2024 Maternal Mental Health State Report Cards

    In 2024, the overall national grade improved slightly from a D to a D+ as state grades inched upwards. Thirty-four state grades improved; four states earned Bs (an increase from 1 state in 2023) and five states earned failing grades (down from 15 states in 2023).

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  • Maternal Mental Health Care – Obstetric Provider Services Billing and Reimbursement Guide

    The following guidance was developed for reference by payors and obstetric providers (midwives, Ob/Gyns and family practice providers who provide maternity care), culling together the latest behavioral health integration protocol, resources from clinical bodies and the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures for perinatal depression.

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  • 2023 State Maternal Mental Health Legislation Report

    In 2023, there was an uptick in the number of state legislatures that took action on maternal mental health (MMH), with 15 states passing legislation, compared to 10 states in 2022 and 30 bills in 2023 compared to 10 bills in 2022.

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  • Zurzuvae, the New Postpartum Depression Drug Now Available in the U.S. – This is How Insurers Have Responded

    Zurzuvae™, the new first-of-its-kind 14-day postpartum depression pill, recently available in the United States. Zurzuvae is a pill that is taken for 14 days and has been shown to provide rapid improvements in depressive symptoms by day 15, and as early as day 3, according to the drug’s developer, Sage Therapeutics. This is a substantive…

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  • The Difference Between Doulas, CHWs and Peer Support Workers

    This fact sheet provides an overview of the differences between these professions, specifically: doulas, community health workers (CHWs), and peer support specialists -shedding light on their roles, qualifications, and contributions toward maternal mental health. 

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  • A Comprehensive Look at State Maternal Mental Health Screening and Reimbursement Legislation

    This report summarizes state legislative mandates addressing maternal mental health (MMH) screening and reimbursement for screening.

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  • Maternal Mental Health Provider Shortages & Population Risk Report

    The report illustrates where, in the U.S., mothers are at the greatest risk for suffering from maternal mental health disorders and where the greatest need for providers are. An estimated 62 million birthing-age, American women, or 96% of the potential perinatal population live in maternal mental health professional shortage areas. 13,885 providers are needed across…

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  • Fact Sheet: Maternal Mental Health

    Prevalence & Range of Disorders Why It Matters A Leading Cause of Preventable Maternal Death Detection and Treatment  Risk Factors…

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  • Maternal Suicide in the U.S. Issue Brief

    The Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health is named a field catalyst by the Bridgespan Group. Late last year, we received an email from the Bridgespan

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