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California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative 


Thursday January 24, 2013 from 8:15 AM to 2:15 PM PST

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The California Endowment 
1000 N. Alameda St.
Yosemite Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Discount Hotel Rates available through the Doubletree Hilton, Los Angeles Downtown for $179.00.  There is no shuttle service from LAX (airport) however a complementary shuttle service from the hotel to the Endowment is included, and overnight parking at the hotel is 50% off.   Book by Dec. 23 for discount rate.


Emerging Considerations in Maternal Mental Health: Part 2

Sponsored by Cigna

The Collaborative, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the L.A. County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force invite Physicians, Mental Health Professionals, Hospital Adminstrators, Accrediting Bodies, Government Employees, Advocates and others to join the Collaborative, Dr. Laura Miller, Dr. Harvey Karp and other experts from throughout the country to discuss emerging considerations for improving maternal mental health screening and treatment.

Registration & Light Breakfast 8:15am-8:45am

Opening Remarks and Expert Panels 8:45am-12:45pm

Networking Luncheon 12:45am-2:15pm

Keynote and Panel Moderator: Laura J Miller, MD of Brigham and Women's Hospital (the teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School) 

Luncheon Speaker: Harvey Karp, MD author of best selling book and DVD, The Happiest Baby on the Block

Expert Panel Topics:

Public Awareness: Awareness through Blogs & Social Media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and more), Use of terms like “Well-Being” vs. Depression for General Awareness, Collective PR
Marvin Southard, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health;
Sarah Granger, Blogger and Consultant and member of the Junior League of Palo Alto; 
Sarah Lindsay, Braithwaite Communications; and
Katherine Stone of,  
Undiscovered Power of the Hospital: Curriculum in birth classes, L&D Protected Sleep Times, Staff Training including: Lactation Consultants, Attending physicians, OBGYNs with admitting rights, Social Workers, etc.; Parent and Me Courses, Support Groups for Moms with PPD. 
Leslie Stoutenburg of Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and President of Postpartum Support International; 
Birdie Gunyon Meyer, Indiana University Hospitals; 
Use of Technology to Improve Awareness and Treatment: On-line Chats and Text Support 
Dr. Adrian Aguilera, Assistant Professor at UC Berkley; 
Dan Dunlop MomsPrevail; 
Anna Hoff Text for Baby 
Insurance Company Considerations: a Possible Solution to Screening and Prevention, Cross-product opportunities: Health-Behavioral-Disability, Social Support for Preventions Sake: Reimbursement for Hospital Based Birth Classes Containing PPD Content, and Parent-Baby Support Groups, Case Management, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and more.  
Kathryn Santoro, The National Institute for Health Care Management; 
Doug Nemecek, MD Sr. Medical Director, Cigna Behavioral Health  
Networking Lunch Table topics include the panel topics above and: Military Families,  Dr. Southard hosts his own table, Serving the Medi-Cal Population, and more.  
Registration is just $69.99, and includes a light breakfast, lunch and incredible learning and networking opportunities.  

Discount hotel rates are available through Dec. 23. See the left column for more information.

For registration scholarship consideration or sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail

Individuals or organizations are also invited to host table displays during breakfast.  At least one person from each organization should be registered to attend the event.  To reserve a table, please send organization name, contact name, and organization overview to