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Perinatal Depression Policy Roundtable Summary Report, Recommendations Action Plan, March 2010

On November 19, 2009 the LA Best Babies Network and the LA County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force hosted the first Los Angeles County Perinatal Depression Policy Roundtable. The goal of the policy roundtable was to build sustainable policies to improve maternal mental health screening practices and treatment services in Los Angeles County.  The report concludes that lack of reimbursement for screening, limited to no health insurance coverage for uninsured women after 60 days postpartum, limited resources for co-located and embedded mental health services and insufficient knowledge among insurers and policy-makers of the cost-effectiveness of screening and early intervention resources were major barriers to establishing universal screenings.
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landscape-reportMaternal Depression in Los Angeles County: Current Screening Practices and Recommendations Landscape Report, August 2009

Examines the demographics and risk factors associated with maternal depression, current state of screening practices and current landscape of services for maternal depression in Los Angeles County.

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LAMB Survey

2007 Surveillance Report: A Survey of the Health of Mothers and Babies in Los Angeles County

THE LAMB (Los Angeles Mommy and Baby) Project is a population-based surveillance tool that asks mothers who recently delivered a baby about events that happened before, during and after their pregnancy.  It's goal is to improve maternal health during pregnancy and to prevent babies from being born too early or too small. 
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Perinatal Scorecard, October 2009

Presents perinatal data trends across 11 health indicators that represent preventable problems, including maternal depression, outlines socioeconomic disparities, highlights programs that are effectively addressing these indicators and makes recommendations on how to solve these problems.
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fact sheet_la1Los Angeles County Perinatal Depression

Presents facts and statistics about the prevalence of perinatal depression in Los Angeles County.

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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.