I.D.E.A. Women’s Health Coalition CEU Workshop

Approaches to Detect and Treat Perinatal Depression 


Speakers from Medicine, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, and Public Health from University of Massachusetts Medical School, University São Paulo in Brazil, Postpartum Wellness Initiative of New Jersey, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois.

Topics include policy approaches to integrating care, home visiting, international treatment approaches, mindfulness, breastfeeding, and patient driven initiatives.


When: June 1, 2018 from 8:30-4:45 p.m.

Location: Champaign-Urbana Public Health District 201 W. Kenyon St. Champaign, IL 61801


Registration fees:

$70 for 7 CEUs

$30 regular (no CEUs)



Background: Perinatal depression, depression during pregnancy and postpartum, is a serious health concern for patients and providers. Untreated perinatal depression can result in adverse outcomes such as preterm birth for infants or even suicidal ideation for postpartum women. Several new models offer promise for assessing and treating perinatal depression. However, few studies involve patients in the design or delivery of research studies, and even fewer studies take into account the perspectives of low income and minority populations.

Activities: The primary activity is to facilitate a two-day workshop that will include leading perinatal depression researchers, patients, and other stakeholders to review and introduce contemporary research on identifying maternal depression and treatments. This workshop aims to increase awareness about perinatal depression and identify pathways for patient and patient-researcher engagement in comparative effectiveness research.

Contact Dr. Karen Tabb Dina with questions ktabb@illinois.edu


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