Legislation

Assembly Bill 159/2009 Healthy Mothers Act AB159

Established and convened a statewide perinatal mood and anxiety disorders task force to develop recommendations and educational materials for the State Department of Public Health's perinatal health programs.

ACR105Assembly Concurrent Resolution 105/Designating May as Perinatal Depression Awareness Month

Proclaimed the month of May of each year to be Perinatal Depression Awareness month across the state of California and requested that a number of stakeholders work together to explore ways to improve women's access to mental health care at the local and state level, facilitate increased awareness about perinatal depression, explore and encourage the use of prenatal screening tools and improve the availability of effective treatment and community support services.  

ACR53

Assembly Concurrent Resolution 53/Kelly Abraham Martinez Act 
Urges hospital providers, mental health care providers, health plans, and insurers to invest resources to educate women about perinatal depression risk factors and triggers.  

 

 

Proclamation

Perinatal Depression Awareness Month Proclamation
A proclamation issued by the County of Los Angeles declaring May of every year to be Perinatal Depression Awareness Month.

 

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.