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Maternal Wellbeing Innovation Lab

Maternal Wellbeing Innovation Lab

maternal_lab_visual_invite-smallThe Maternal Wellbeing Innovation Lab is a community problem solving process to find and test new solutions to improve education, access, and treatment for women dealing with mental health concerns during the perinatal period. The lab will be driven by both professionals working on perinatal mental health and mothers who are dealing with the health issues at hand.

The problem solving process and the proposed solutions will be designed to close racial disparities and increase equity in perinatal mental health. The lab team will help decide on pilot projects, and then evaluate and scale what is working. The Minnesota Department of Health is sponsoring this project, with the support of a Bush Foundation grant, and in partnership with many community partners.

Research summaries about Maternal Wellbeing:

  1. Mother Baby Wellbeing Programs in the US
  2. Mother Baby Wellbeing Programs in Minnesota
  3. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Overview
  4. Summary of Best Practices
  5. Depression or Anxiety During or After Pregnancy Brochure

For more information, contact Anne Gomez (gerardagomez “AT” gmail “DOT” com) from the Social Innovation Lab.

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Release of the RFP for Maternal Wellbeing Lab Pilots
The Maternal Wellbeing Innovation Lab is now at the stage of testing out ideas generated by the community innovation process. See the announcement below for the request for proposals. The more