phtv history

The Task Force was formed in February 2007 as a result of a commitment by the Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender and the leadership efforts of Special Counsel/Legislative Analyst Kimberly Wong, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. The Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force is a volunteer network of over 30 individuals representing more than 15 public, private, and community agencies whose mission is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of perinatal depression and related mood and anxiety disorders throughout Los Angeles County.  With support from private foundations, First 5 LA, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and individual donors, the Task Force has been successful in raising awareness of the needs of women suffering from perinatal mood disorders, training health professionals and others providing care to women, infants and children and advancing public policies on a county and statewide level.  The Task Force is a Project of Community Partners, its 501 (c)(3) fiscal sponsor.

The mission of the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression in Los Angeles County. The Task Force is a project of 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor Community Partners.