Postpartum Health Alliance

January 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to the PHA newsletter! Home of your updates on PMAD's research and local events focused on increasing PMAD's awareness!

Its time for your membership renewal!

Just a reminder that you received an email inviting you to become a 2015 PHA member. Becoming a member of PHA not only helps us in fulfilling our mission, but entitles you to the many benefits of membership. If you did not receive a renewal notice, please contact us! Your membership can also be renewed online by clicking here!

Upcoming Trainings and Events

PHA Educational Luncheon

Join Krista Roybal, M.D. and Kristy Lamb, M.D. from the True Life Center of Wellbeing, as they discuss Substance Abuse Issues in the Perinatal Woman.

Learn how to identify what questions to include in the assessment process to detect substance use in the postpartum population, as well as how to create a treatment plan for women in the perinatal period, including which medications may be appropriate and helpful. Additional time will be spent discussing how to identify integrative mental health strategies to achieve better outcomes for maternal mental health.

This event will be held on Friday, Jan. 30th, 12-1:30pm at Elijah's Restaurant & Delicatessen. Event is FREE for PHA members and $10 for non-members. For questions or to RSVP, email

Emerging Considerations in Maternal Mental Health Forum

The 2020 MOM Project is hosting an exciting two-day workshop!

Forum Day 1• Maternal Mental Health and the Life Course Model• February 12, 2015
Life Course Theory concepts to be explored include:

• Today’s experiences and exposures influence tomorrow’s health. (Timeline)

• Health trajectories are particularly affected during critical or sensitive periods. (Timing)

• The broader community environment–biologic, physical, and social –strongly affects the capacity to be healthy. (Environment)

• While genetic make-up offers both protective and risk factors for disease conditions, inequality in health reflects more than genetics and personal choice. (Equity)

Forum Day 2• Trauma Informed Care Training• February 13, 2015

Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives, particularly those from underserved communities who experienced traumatic conditions at an early age. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning health care providers and caregivers. Trauma Informed Care emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

Click here to learn more about this upcoming event!

FREE Webinar on Jan 29th!

The 2020Moms Project and Postpartum Support International are hosting a Complimentary Introduction to Maternal Mental Health Webinar on Thursday January 29th from 10am -12pm. Click here to register!


Our annual Meet and Greet brings together the community of professionals interested in treating PMADs. Its an opportunity to relax with old friends and meet new colleagues working in the field of perinatal mental health!

Date and Location to be announced soon!

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