APA Joins in Celebration of New Law to Help New Mothers Combat Postpartum Depression
Women’s health advocates, including Dr. Gwendolyn Keita, Executive Director, Public Interest Directorate, joined Congressional champions in the fight against Postpartum Depression (PPD) to celebrate the enactment of the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. The MOTHERS Act, authored by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL), was signed into law as part of health insurance reform. The brand new law establishes a comprehensive federal commitment to combating postpartum depression through new research, education initiatives, and voluntary support service programs.
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