LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 2020 Mom and the Perinatal Mental Health Society (PNMHS), with the generous support of Denver's Zoma Foundation, proudly announce the three winners of the inaugural National Maternal Mental Health Innovation Awards program.
2020 Mom and the PNMHS created the annual Maternal Mental Health Innovation Awards to recognize impactful programs for their leadership in supporting maternal mental health; and to share innovative models that have the potential to scale and promote national change in a rapid and effective manner. Up to 1 in 5 women will encounter maternal mental health disorders, such as postpartum depression, during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
The Award Winners cover three categories:
Innovative Programs in Care
Clinical or Non-clinical care models with proven outcomes for addressing MMH and feasibility for broad adoption.
WINNER: POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms) is a free-of-charge maternal mental health support program in Central Ohio whose services include: peer mentoring, support groups and access to perinatal mental health clinicians.
Innovative Community Solutions
Leadership and communication that brings focus to maternal mental health and sustainable engagement.
WINNER: Mothers Strong collaborative is working to strengthen and promote maternal depression systems of care available to all women and their families in Butte County, CA.
Innovation in Policy and Advocacy
National, state or local legislative or regulatory advocacy efforts with impactful results stemming from passage and/or implementation.
WINNER: StrongMom StrongBaby is an awareness and advocacy campaign in Pennsylvania that creates a pathway to service for mothers with postpartum depression and their infant.
The award submissions were reviewed by an esteemed panel of six judges.
The Honorable Mentions in each category are: NorthShore University HealthSystem (Programs in Care), Jewish Family & Children's Service Ma'oz Bloom Program (Community Solutions) and Spectrum Healthier Communities (Policy and Advocacy).
The Award Winners and Honorable Mentions are being recognized for their exemplary programs and initiatives which move past barriers to facilitate the delivery of care to women with maternal mental health disorders. To further their work, each of the first place winners will receive $3,000 and the honorable mention winners will receive $1,000.
Awards will be presented at the PNMHS Conference on November 8, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, where first place winners will also present their programs. In addition, 2020 Mom will host webinars featuring the programs of each individual first place & honorable mention winner beginning in December. To learn more about the webinars and sign up for notices visit 2020mom.org.
For more information about the winning programs visit: 2020mom.org/innovation-awards
About 2020 Mom:
2020 Mom, is a non-profit organization with a mission of closing gaps in maternal mental health care. 2020 Mom understands the complex U.S. health care system and works collaboratively to develop and share tools and a platform for action with national, state and local stakeholders and thought leaders to drive policy change.
About Perinatal Mental Health Society:
The Perinatal Mental Health Society is committed to the advancement of Clinical Care, Advocacy, Research and Education (CARE) in the field of maternal mental health.
About the Zoma Foundation:
The Zoma Foundation, a Denver-based foundation created by Ben and Lucy Ana Walton, was founded in 2016. Early childhood development is a focus area of the Foundation which is committed to reducing social-emotional and cognitive disparities in children from pregnancy through age 5 in the greater Denver metro area. The Foundation addresses four areas of support for families toward this goal: Mental health for parents, infants and toddlers; Parent and family awareness of early childhood development; Child maltreatment prevention and care; and Catalytic tools and initiatives.
Joy Burkhard, 2020 Mom
SOURCE 2020 Mom