Category Archives: postpartum depression legislation

Postpartum Depression Awareness Luncheon on Capitol Hill to be sponsored by S.P.A.R.K.S.

Support Funding for PPD initiatives by attending Capitol Hill Luncheon Continue reading

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Study Challenges Effectivness of NJ PPD Initiatives for Medicaid Population

Flawed study fails to include those at highest risk when reaching conclusions about NJ Medicaid PPD initiatives Continue reading

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Congressman Bobby L. Rush writes about Melanie Blocker Stokes

Congressman Rush’s moving article in the Huffington Post about Carol Blocker and her daugher, Melanie Blocker Stokes Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression Legislation Becomes the Law of the Land!!

Tonight’s historic passage of Healthcare Reform also makes history for America’s mothers as language from The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act becomes LAW!!! Finally, the plight of millions of American women, infants and families has been acknowledged and the tide … Continue reading

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Time Magazine includes Katherine Stone’s MOTHERS Act Letter Among Best of the Year!

Time Magazine selects Katherine Stone’s letter in response to postpartum depression legislation article to be among its letters of the year! Continue reading

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Senator Barbara Mikulski fights for inclusion of pregnancy and postpartum depression screenings!

Senator Mikulski also includes screenings for breast, ovarian and cervical cancer in healthcare reform bill… Today on Capitol Hill Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) made an empassioned plea to add health screenings to reform that would enhance benefits to women. She … Continue reading

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PSI Hosts Annual Conference this Week

PSI hosts annual conference in LA this week! Continue reading

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Brooke Shields Supports The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!

Nearly two years ago, on May 11th, 2007, at the invitation of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, actress and author Brooke Shields came to Washington DC to share her postpartum experience and urge Congress to pass The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS … Continue reading

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