How Minnesota Uses Medicaid Levers to Address Maternal Depression and Improve Healthy Child Dev.

< Back to All Resources

Despite evidence that maternal depression is quite common and can negatively impact young children’s development, it is often undiagnosed and untreated. Since the rate of maternal depression is disproportionately higher in low-income women, Medicaid can play a leading role in identifying at-risk mothers and connecting them to treatment. With support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a new NASHP case study explores how Minnesota uses various policy levers in administering a Quality Improvement Project focused on addressing postpartum depression.

Related Topics

  • Behavioral Health
  • Child Welfare
  • Children 0-5
  • Medical Care
  • Policy
  • Prevention