Maternal Mental Health

Maternal mental health is a strong predictor of healthy child development. Because physical and mental health are intertwined, interventions that help relieve parents’ stress also can improve physical health outcomes. Policies may impact maternal mental health indirectly by increasing financial resources or directly by helping parents build social support and reduce stress.

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Parents are mentally and physically healthy, with particular attention paid to the perinatal period.

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Rigorous scientific evidence informs our annual policy guide, which gives states actionable solutions to improve outcomes for all young children.
October 13, 2022 Thousands of national and state leaders, scholars, and practitioners gathered virtually for the preeminent summit on the prenatal-to 3 period. Participants heard the latest research on the most effective policy actions state