Webinar: Seizing New Policy Options to Help Low-Income Mothers with Depression

Improving the identification and treatment of maternal depression among low-income women, particularly mothers of young children, would be an extraordinary public health success — because untreated maternal depression can interfere with a parent’s capacity to help a child develop, place children’s safety and cognitive and emotional development at risk, and stymy families’ efforts to escape poverty. 

This webinar follows up on CLASP’s recently released brief, Seizing New Policy Opportunities to Help Low-Income Mothers with Depression: Current Landscape, Innovations, and Next Steps. This webinar features expert panelists discussing next steps for state and federal stakeholders to advance access to mental health services for depressed mothers. 

Speakers include: 

  • Olivia Golden, Executive Director, CLASP 
  • Donna Cohen Ross, Principal, Health Management Associates (and former Senior Policy Advisor/Director of Enrollment Initiatives, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services) 
  • Megan Smith, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, New Haven Mental Health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership 
  • Stephanie Schmit, Senior Policy Analyst, CLASP

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