Minnesota Facts - Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Maternal Mental Health Programs and Technical Support


In 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health received a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant for the Maternal Wellbeing Innovation Lab. The Lab is now in the pilot stage, with three pilot sites:

The pilot period will end in 2017, with a final report planned for September 2017.

Technical Support

The Minnesota Department of Health offers a variety of training opportunities for professionals seeking to improve their practices around education, outreach, screening and referring for moms/families regarding maternal mental health. Currently, here are specific opportunities:

Postpartum Depression Screening Quality Improvement Project

A 12 month learning collaborative cohort module designed to support quality improvement teams in improving their organization’s approach to maternal mental health.

Individual technical assistance

If your organization is interested in improving your practices around maternal mental health, but not quite ready to join the quality improvement cohort, you may request consultation from MDH by emailing health.perinatalmood@state.mn.us or calling 651-201-3625.

Links to training resources

Community Health Workers - Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Wellbeing

Family Medicine and Pediatric Providers - Mental Health Screening within Well Child Checks