SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 2020 Mom (formerly the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative) and the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State, with funding from The California Endowment and the California HealthCare Foundation, are announcing the formation of the California Task Force on the Status of Maternal Mental Health Care at a press conference this Tuesday, June 23.
Last year, recognizing that one in seven women will suffer from a maternal mental health disorder like postpartum depression, and the serious implications of untreated maternal mental health disorders for mothers, children, families and society more generally, Assembly member Bonnie Lowenthal, then Chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 148. The resolution requested 2020 Mom (formerly the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative) establish the Task Force.
The Task Force will operate like a blue ribbon commission: a group of experts representing key stakeholder groups, formed to study a particular topic and make recommendations. The Task Force will meet for a period of one year, to address gaps in services and policy related to Maternal Mental Health in California, and to make recommendations for improvement.
The Task Force consists of more than 20 appointed members. Biographies can be found here: http://www.2020mom.org/ca_taskforce
Who: 2020 Mom and the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State.
Joy Burkhard, MBA, Founder of 2020 Mom,
Marisol Avina, Program Manager at The California Endowment,
Stephanie Teleki, PhD, Task Force Member and Senior Program Officer at the California HealthCare Foundation, and
Elliott Main, MD, Task Force Member and Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative.
What: Press Conference addressing the newly formed California Task Force on the Status of Maternal Mental Health Care
Where: California State Capitol - South Steps
(10th and N St.)
Sacramento, CA 95814
When: Tuesday, June 23 from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
September Hill or Joy Burkhard
SOURCE 2020 Mom