Black Maternal Health

Black Maternal Health

CLASP's mental health work advances systems and policy change with an explicit focus on how a person's race and ethnicity affects how they interact with the health system. Without a direct understanding of how mental health and wellbeing are seen by those who are living in poverty, we cannot create effective policy solutions. 

On May 21, 2020 Shiva Sethi presented on a webinar for 2020 Moms about his paper, Advancing Racial Equity in Maternal Mental Health Policy: A Guide for Policymakers and Advocates. 

Apr 21, 2020 | Report/Brief | Shiva Sethi

This brief offers a variety of strategies that policymakers and advocates can use to advance racial equity in maternal mental health. It offers many effective models from communities across the country. While many of these success stories are about broad health issues, they contain lessons that can be applied to maternal mental health policy.