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Nurturing Mothers: A Two-Part Webinar Series on Breastfeeding Support and Maternal Mental Health

Year Developed: 2024

Resource Type: n.a..

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors Clinicians Outreach Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (See other resources developed by this organization). In collaboration with National Center for Health in Public Housing .

Resource Summary: In Part One of this series, experts from HRSA’s Division of Healthy Starts and Perinatal Services led a discussion touching on the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline and related resources for health center staff and patients. We also heard from Milwaukee’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative and their community-based program, Best Babies Zone, which works to ensure that babies born survive and thrive with the help of their engaged and healthy community.

Resource Details: These webinars were developed and conducted in partnership with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) and the National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH), aimed at addressing the critical postpartum gap in care and maternal mental health. There is a focus on equipping healthcare professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to support maternal mental health, breastfeeding and improve outcomes for maternal and child health, particularly in communities of color. By attending this series, healthcare professionals were equipped to play a pivotal role in bridging the gap in postpartum care and promoting maternal mental health equity in their communities.

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special & Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health, Telehealth, Health Equity, Population Health.

Keywords: Access to Care, Blacks/African Americans, Infants, Toddlers, and Children (Pediatrics), Mental Health, Patient Demographics, Residents of Public Housing.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit