Calling all Massachusetts residents who care about the health of mothers and their families……
Here is a great opportunity to help make a difference with respect to postpartum legislation. Attend a hearing on postpartum legislation at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at the State House (Gardner Auditorium) in Boston. Show your support for this potentially groundbreaking legislation by attending the hearing, as well as a press event taking place there prior to the hearing.
State Rep. Ellen Story of Amherst will be presenting House Bill 3897: An Act Relative to Post-Partum Depression before the Committee on Financial Services. This bill provides for screening, referrals, education on PPD (not only families but health/mental healthcare practitioners), and even a home-visiting program for at-risk women. Organizations, such as MotherWoman, support this legislation.
For more information, please contact Liz Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.