WHY MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT

Supporting and prioritizing the mental health of expectant and new moms is vital to the well-being of women, children and families. Depression and anxiety represent the most common complications in pregnancy and postpartum.

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WHAT IS THE MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH GUIDING FRAMEWORK?

A framework for all Coloradans to support effective collaboration, impactful action, and accelerated progress toward improved maternal mental health.

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STATEMENT ON EQUITY

Colorado’s Maternal Mental Health Framework acknowledges that systemic social, economic and environmental factors drive health outcomes for individuals and communities, in which significant and adverse inequities exist. These negatively impact the health and wellbeing of some expectant and new moms in Colorado more than others. Achieving systemic equity ensures that all new and expectant moms have the economic, social and political power and resources needed to support their wellbeing and to make healthy decisions for themselves, their families and their communities.