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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Postpartum Initiative/Conference

Description of Collaborative Activity:

In FY2015 NICHD has been working on a Postpartum Depression initiative/conference that is due to launch in FY2016. The National Child and Maternal Health Education Program (NCMHEP) is currently working on a Postpartum Depression initiative for its next topic area. The NCMHEP Coordinating Committee is made up of 32 organizations including HHS agencies (CDC, OMH, ORWH, OWH, and MCHB) This initiative will include print materials and a social media component. We will also be using a video that was produced by NIMH on postpartum depression. The initiative is focused on raising awareness amongst pregnant women and their families about PPD. We want them to know that PPD has more than just depression symptoms and it can occur during pregnancy and in the postpartum period through the first year of the child’s life. Also that it not uncommon and that there is help and treatment so women do not need to suffer in silence. The initiative has a tentative launch date of January 2016.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Meeting/ Workshop

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