Maternal Wellness Collaborative of California

Aug 24, 2020

The Maternal Wellness Collaborative of California (MWCC) is dedicated to diminishing the silent epidemic of depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum across Calfifornia. We are a group of professional nurses, psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapy, and doulas. Through education, outreach, and advocacy we work to raise awareness,  recognizing signs of prenatal depression and anxiety. We assist in locating statewide, local and virtual resources to improve and support professionals in caring for women, infants, men and families suffering from this debilitating condition.

Our Goals:

  1. To support and encourage counties to collaborate in developing streamlined access for perinatal women and their families to receive quality care through sharing best practices, offering technical assistance, and providing education to provide integrative care.
  2. To promote and expand the use of comprehensive screening and treatment, and coordinated care for perinatal women and their families to alleviate barriers to wellness
  3. To work towards partnering with women and families to enhance the likelihood that they will agree to receive support for perinatal mental health which includes, but is not limited to, substance use disorder, behavioral health, and postpartum depression.
  4. To reduce the stigma around women and families experiencing Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and obtain emotional support through approaches that include, but are not limited to, trauma informed care, harm reduction, motivational interviewing and education.

Why Join US?

Our members have shared ideals. MWCC uses brainstorming to establish structure, and improve  local collaboration and capacity to provide services for families

  • Technical support
  • Share best practices
  • Addressing hedis measures and birthing outcomes
  • Share resources
  • Brainstorm on funding opportunities
  • Share awareness campaigns and marketing ideas

These meetings are held the four Monday of each month from 10:00am to 11:30.
Please contact Alexandra for more information.

Alexandra Addo-Boateng, AMFT EdD Psy.