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Community ACTION for Maternal Mental Health

Community Leaders Are Ready to Lead Change

To mobilize local communities for improved maternal mental health, the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health (formerly 2020 Mom) launched the Community ACTION For Moms Mental Health Project (the “ACTION” project).

Resources for Communities

U.S. community-based nonprofit organizations providing maternal mental health care services are invited to join the Maternal Mental Health Nonprofit Nation listserv to connect, ask questions about any issue (from service delivery to nonprofit governance) learn about federal funding or other funding opportunities, and more. Joining the listserve also places your nonprofit on the Community Based Organization map.

Resources for Communities

Peer led Recovery Learning Communities:

Expanding Social Integration Opportunities for People with the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability and Emotional Distress

Resources for Communities

Case Study: The Role of Community Health Workers in Addressing Inequities

This white paper outlines best practices and solutions for health departments and health systems to engage community health workers to address equity gaps.

Resources for Communities

UK Resource: Perinatal Workforce Competency Framework

This framework identifies the skills required and helps care teams to assess their training needs.

The tool allows professionals to access the competencies in the framework relevant to their role and inform them of which competencies they require in order to fulfill the responsibilities of their role.

Mental Health Resources for The Black, Indiginous and other People of Color (BIPOC) Community

Domestic Violence Prevention

Domestic/intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pervasive problem in virtually all countries, cultures, classes and income groups. According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, women who have experienced IPV are twice as likely to experience depression, almost twice as likely to abuse alcohol, and 16 percent more likely to have a low-birthweight baby.