The mission of the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression in Los Angeles County. Founded in 2007, the Task Force is a coalition composed of over 35 public and private non-profit agencies as well community leaders, research partners and advocates for mothers, infants, and families. It also includes grassroots participation by survivors of maternal depression and affected family members.

Through its programs and initiatives, the Task Force aims to:

  • Raise public awareness of the disorder so that women who are suffering are not ashamed or embarrassed to seek help;
  • Increase perinatal depression screening and referral rates among community and health care providers; and
  • Advocate for legislation that supports the identification and treatment of perinatal depression.

To view a pictoral representation of the Task Force and its work, beautifully designed by Ellie Berkowitz Handler, please click HERE

To read the Task Force's talking points, please click HERE.

The Task Force is a project of Community Partners, which serves as its 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor. Feel free to explore our About Us section to learn more about our history, accomplishments and members!

 

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The mission of the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression in Los Angeles County. The Task Force is a project of 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor Community Partners.