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2019 MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION AWARDS PROGRAM - Click here for more information on the Awards

2020 Mom and Marce of North America, in partnership with Postpartum Support International and with the generous support of Denver’s Zoma Foundation, announce the opening of the 2019 Maternal Mental Health Innovation Awards application submission period. These competitive awards are presented annually to impactful programs that deserve recognition for leadership in supporting maternal mental health (MMH). It is time we share what works in addressing maternal mental health disorders, which impact up to one-in-five women during pregnancy and the postpartum period.  The award program seeks exemplary programs with at least 6 months of outcome data that should be lifted up as proven models for broader adoption across the country.

2019 Innovation Award Winners


Innovative Programs in Care – 
Care models (both clinical and non-clinical) with strong outcomes for addressing maternal mental health and lend themselves to broader adoption.

  • Northwestern University (Winner)
  • Virginia MOMS (Winner)

Innovative Community Solutions – 
Leadership, communication, and broad community engagement that brings focus to maternal mental health and have measurable outcomes. 

  • Appalachian Perinatal Mental Health Alliance (APMHA)  (Winner)
  • Better Postpartum (Honorable Mention)

Innovation in Policy and Advocacy – 
National, state or local policy efforts with impactful results. 

  • Maternal Mental Health Now (Winner)
  • Postpartum Support International (Honorable Mention)

Travel Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 awardees:

  • Ariana Marie Albanese, Drexel University
  • Lucy Church, Barker, University of Toronto
  • ​​Sara Carlini, MD, Zucker Hillside Hospital 
  • ​​Leigh Cook, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Janeth Juarez Padilla, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • ​Grace Masters, ​University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Nina Molenaar, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • ​​Jessica Obeysekare, MD, Brown University
  • Andrea Ramirez Olarte, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • ​Anna-Sophie Rommel, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Maria D. Rosales, Palo Alto University
  • Ayesha Sujan, Indiana University
  • Amelia Wendt, MD, University of Washington