Postpartum Depression Education Materials
Postpartum Depression Education legislation was passed during the 2005 Legislative Session. This legislation requires hospitals to provide new parents and other family members, as appropriate, written information about postpartum depression. It also requires providers of health care services to pregnant women to have available information on postpartum depression for pregnant women and their families. The educational materials that have been developed for new parents, pregnant women, and their families are available below. These materials can be used by hospitals and health care providers to meet the requirements of this legislation.
The 2005 legislation also required MDH to establish policies and procedures regarding implementation of the legislation. The policies and procedures for health care providers that have been developed for implementation of this legislation are also available below.
Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet – Downloadable Version (PDF: 47KB/2 pages)
This two-page black and white fact sheet can be downloaded and printed double-sided. You may want to print it on color paper. You may also choose to print and make photocopies of the fact sheet. The fact sheet has space on the bottom of the front page in the right hand column for placement of agency information.
- Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet - Hmong Version (PDF: 47KB/2 pages)
- Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet - Russian Version (PDF: 162KB/2 pages)
- Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet - Somali Version (PDF: 47KB/2 pages)
- Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet - Spanish Version (PDF: 45KB/2 pages)
Postpartum Depression Brochure – Downloadable Version (PDF: 77KB/2 pages)
This tri-fold brochure can be printed on a color printer on to 8-1/2 x 11” paper. There is space available by the MDH logo on the back of the brochure under “Who to contact for help” where you may wish to place a label containing agency information.
- Postpartum Depression Brochure - Hmong Version (PDF: 240KB/2 pages)
- Postpartum Depression Brochure - Russian Version (PDF: 247KB/2 pages)
- Postpartum Depression Brochure - Somali Version (PDF: 228KB/2 pages)
- Postpartum Depression Brochure - Spanish Version (PDF: 222KB/2 pages)
Postpartum Depression Brochure – Custom Printed Version (PDF: 77KB/2 pages)
This tri-fold brochure can be customized or printed by contacting Fairview Health Services at 612-672-4774. Depending on your request they will be able to provide cost information for customization or printing.
Policies and Procedures for Implementation of Postpartum Depression Education Legislation
The policies and procedures include policy, procedure and best practice guidelines contained in the literature and recommended by the workgroup.
Alternative Fact Sheets and Brochures
Hospitals or health care providers that wish to use an alternative fact sheet, brochure or other educational materials to meet the requirements of this legislation should contact Sharon Hesseltine, at email@example.com or 651- 201-3768.
We would like to acknowledge the work and commitment of the Postpartum Depression Education Workgroup and thank them for their efforts. This workgroup was convened to advise MDH on the development of the educational materials to meet the requirements of the 2005 legislation. They represented a broad scope of health care providers, consumers, mental health advocates and families. The brochures and policies were developed with guidance from the workgroup.
We would also like to acknowledge Fairview Health Services. Fairview Health Services provided valuable work in taking the content developed by the Postpartum Depression Education Workgroup and formatting it for readability and design.
"Twin Cities Perinatal Mental Health Resource List", compiled by the Postpartum Support International, Minnesota.