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The Maternal Health Network welcomes participation from all individuals involved in the maternal health sector, both as a provider or consumer. As an active member, you will receive our weekly newsletter, have access to all of our training and resources, and be consulted on activities to support our strategic plan implementation. Membership is free, we just ask for your time and input. 


Sector Descriptions:

  • Birthing Supports: For the purposes of the Network, birthing support providers encompass baby-friendly hospitals, hospitals with labor and delivery, birthing centers, midwives, and doulas.

  • Mental Health & Substance Use Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment: For the purposes of the Network, these providers encompass therapists/counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health support group facilitators. Substance use intervention providers comprise “alcohol and other drug” (AOD) counselors, general counseling services, medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs, substance abuse intervention services, and substance abuse support groups.

  • Prenatal & Postpartum Wellness: For the purposes of the Network, wellness facilitators encompass birth preparation, education, and advocacy groups; breastfeeding supports and lactation consultants; counseling services; family resource centers/support services; federally qualified health centers; help-and hot-lines; home visiting programs; support groups; and WIC services.

  • Perinatal Primary Care and Oral Health: For the purposes of the Network, prenatal and postpartum primary care providers encompass family and nurse practitioners, pediatricians, obstetricians and gynecologists, federally qualified health Centers (FQHCs), Indian health clinics, and public health clinics. Oral health providers were also engaged and included dental clinics and Denti-Cal providers.

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