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GPS COVID-19 Perinatal Emergency Support Program: Bringing Support to Perinatal Families of Color


In Communities of Color the coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the population disproportionately and that black mothers are 2 – 6 times more likely to die because of complications to childbirth. Mothers, fathers and other kinship caregivers are in crisis, facing isolation caused by social distancing policies, reduced access to health care, new hospital birth policies that reduce or eliminate support during labor and possibility of separation from newborns because of covid-19 concerns.

Simultaneously families are losing jobs, facing food and housing insecurity, and unable to access childcare. This is an extremely difficult time to be bringing a baby into one’s family, increasing the risk of perinatal depression, anxiety and other mental health complications for mothers, fathers and other caregivers of baby.

There has never been a more important time to ensure that perinatal families of color have the support that they need to minimize trauma, maximize resilience and ensure best health outcomes. Come learn more about how to bring mental health resources to the families in your community.

Free resources, training and support available to participating and eligible organizations. Funding generously provided by MA PPD Fund and Perigee Fund.

Date and Time
May 27, 2020 - May 27, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am