Week 13: Implications of Healthcare Financing & Strategies for Innovation

The dollar sign, AKA… The bottom line. How much does it cost? Is the financial risk worth the reward? $$$ Realistically, advocating for policy change not only takes time, it costs money. To implement policy, thousands, hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars are needed to successfully execute structured projects and proposals. For this reason,Continue reading “Week 13: Implications of Healthcare Financing & Strategies for Innovation”

Week 11: Impact of Technology Innovation: Including Data & Privacy

There has been much research to identify how to best manage and treat postpartum depression. In this day and age, technology advancements almost always play a role in how we provide this care. Nancy Byatt is a psychiatrist and the founding member of a program that was launched to help train healthcare providers to identifyContinue reading “Week 11: Impact of Technology Innovation: Including Data & Privacy”

Week 9: Private Sector Innovation Policy and PPD

There are countless resources and information regarding innovation policy for postpartum depression (PPD) in the public sector. In order to take a closer look at policy advancements in the private sector, an in-depth literature review was performed. What was found was remarkable. The support for breastfeeding women in Arizona is overwhelming. Terra’s Place is anContinue reading “Week 9: Private Sector Innovation Policy and PPD”

Week 7:Influence of the Public Sector on PPD

Spreading awareness on the importance of identifying and managing postpartum depression (PPD) has a long way to come in the United States. Currently, no federal policies exist that require PPD screening (PSI, 2019). However, because of continued support from major health organizations and community activists, this may soon change. Individual states have made efforts toContinue reading “Week 7:Influence of the Public Sector on PPD”

Week 5: Discussing the History & Statutory/Regulatory Mechanisms Related to PPD

There are four areas that ought to receive attention for advocacy and policy transformation: Diagnosis and Treatment: There is currently no regimented tool or standardized reporting of PPD. Additionally, care-providers have been consistently expressing barriers that contribute to lack of screening and treatment. A few of these barriers include: 1) Feeling inadequately trained to useContinue reading “Week 5: Discussing the History & Statutory/Regulatory Mechanisms Related to PPD”

Week 3: Ethics & Decision Making

The goal of this policy blog is to increase awareness of postpartum depression (PPD) in our community to address the gap in PPD screening and treatment. Lack of maternal follow up after birth and inadequate screening to detect PPD can lead to poor health outcomes for maternal-infant dyads and must urgently be addressed. Postpartum SupportContinue reading “Week 3: Ethics & Decision Making”

Week 1 Blog Post

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a disorder associated with feelings of unrelieved, severe sadness that women may experience after childbirth. Unlike baby blues, where similar symptoms can last up to two weeks, PPD runs a much longer course and can extend up to a year after giving birth (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). DuringContinue reading “Week 1 Blog Post”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

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