Maternal and Child Health Resources

Pregnancy-Related Depression and Anxiety: Resources for Providers

Denver Maternal Child Health: High Level Logic Model

  • The Pregnancy-Related Depression and Anxiety Symptoms Guidance provides an overview of PRD, guidelines for screening, and information to address PRD including psychological and medical treatment considerations. 
  • Developed by the Maternal Mental Health Referral Work Group convened by the Maternal Child Health Program within Denver Public, this new tool includes guidance about screening, key questions to consider when making referrals and suggestions for ways to keep providers in the loop once a patient has been referred to a specialist. This tool is available online and may be adapted for use in any community. Contact Kelly Stainback-Tracy with questions or requests for training.
  • The PRD Resource Hub brings state and national resources together in one place to allow providers to get more information about PRD, begin to address it in their work and connect to others who are working on this issue.

Perinatal Periods of Risk: Understanding the Causes of Infant and Fetal Deaths in Denver

The death of an infant or loss of a developing baby is always devastating. Across the United States, black women are significantly more likely than whites to experience the loss of a baby within the first year of life. This is also true in Denver where the ratio of black infant deaths to white infant deaths is two to one.

Denver Public Health is diligently working with community partners to eliminate this disparity, first by better understanding why this difference occurs. The Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) Analysis is a specific technique used to investigate factors associated with both infant deaths (after a live birth) and fetal losses (miscarriages). For more information about our research, read the full perinatal periods of risk analysis, which includes the next steps in how we plan to engage community members in our work.

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Show Your Love Training Materials

Show Your Love is a national campaign designed to improve the health of women and babies by promoting preconception health and healthcare. The campaign's main goal is to increase the number of women who plan their pregnancies and engage in healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant. 

The following life plans are used with the Show Your Love intervention. Please contact Kellie Teter if you are interested in becoming a facilitator and would like to see a copy of our facilitation guide. 

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