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State Policy Solutions: Helping Children by Addressing Maternal Depression

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With strong evidence that maternal depression negatively impacts children’s health and development, this issue is a pressing concern for children’s health advocates and providers. In this brief, we highlight recent national efforts to improve access to care for maternal depression, discuss some remaining barriers to screening and treatment, and recommend ways state policymakers can help families struggling with depression.


Wilson L, Gable J, Gerdes M, Boyd R, Guevara J, Matone M