Health Affairs October 17, 2021
Kay Matthews, Isabel Morgan, Kelly Davis, Tracey Estriplet, Susan Perez, and Joia A. Crear-Perry

Abstract

Structural racism causes significant inequities in the diagnosis of perinatal and maternal mental health disorders and access to perinatal and maternal mental health treatment. Black birthing populations are particularly burdened by disjointed systems of care for mental health. To identify strategies to address racism and inequities in maternal and infant mental health care, we interviewed ten Black women who support Black birthing people, including mental health practitioners, researchers, and activists, in February 2021. The five key pathways to address racism and inequities that we identified from the stakeholder interviews are educating and training practitioners; investing in the Black women mental health workforce; investing in Black women–led community-based organizations; valuing, honoring, and investing in community and traditional healing...

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