At the staff level, Maternal Mental Health NOW manages a Training Committee, Policy Committee and Fundraising Committee. At the Governing Council level, we operate a Finance and Governance Committee. Committee membership is a wonderful way to get to know the people and programs behind Maternal Mental Health NOW. Which one are you best suited for?
Maternal Mental Health NOW training committee is made up of faculty with specialized training in perinatal mental health. Training committee members assist with developing and updating curriculum. As well, training committee members facilitate trainings, run consultation groups, assist with conference development and bring important clinical insights and perspectives to our work. Participation in this committee is by invitation. Please reach out to us for more information if you are interested in joining us.
As a subcommittee of the training committee, research committee members are dedicated to providing access to up-to-date empirical research articles for our health care community providers and to the women and families they serve; and supporting local research studies that focus on maternal mental health. The six broad areas of research that we update include Screening, Interventions, Risks, Outcomes, Neurobiology and Disparities Research. We also include research materials focused on our conference topic, which changes every 2 years. Participation in this committee is by invitation. Please reach out to us for more information if you are interested in joining us.
Maternal Mental Health NOW policy committee consists of stakeholders representing private, public and nonprofit agencies. The Committee is charged with identifying and addressing effective advocacy strategies to advance policy and system change priorities; issues at the federal and/or local level that affect Maternal Mental Health; policy content for trainings, conferences, and publications; and promising and innovative policy and program designs that could be replicated in other counties, states and jurisdictions. Please reach out to us for more information if you are interested in joining us.
Maternal Mental Health NOW fundraising committee consists of community and Council members dedicated to cultivating relationships that support the funding objectives of the organization. The committee helps conceptualize stigma reduction events that broaden community awareness of perinatal mental health and elevate the voices of those with lived experience. The committee identifies funding opportunities and engages individuals, foundations, and corporations to meet funding goals.
The goal of our annual Speak Up When You’re Down gala is to honor and celebrate families that have experienced, survived and spoken up about postpartum depression. It is a space to recognize their courage and the friends, family and providers who have supported and advocated for them. The event traditionally features a cocktail reception, silent auction, seated dinner, and families sharing personal experiences with postpartum anxiety and depression. Members of the committee support with planning and logistics, community outreach and engaging vendors and sponsors for the event.
Learn more about joining the committee or other opportunities to be engaged.