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Perinatal Continuum of Care Toolkit for Action

State/Jurisdiction: Colorado
Setting: Community
Population: Families & Caregivers Women & Maternal
Topic Area: Mental Health & Substance Use

The perinatal period, which includes pregnancy and early parenting, is a critical time for promoting mental health and wellness of families. Perinatal depression and anxiety are the most common complications of pregnancy, and can be detrimental to the mother, child and family. Supporting and prioritizing the mental health of pregnant and postpartum people is vital to the well-being of women, children and families. The Perinatal Continuum of Care addresses the need to support families during this time by challenging systems to leverage opportunities within the services that families frequently encounter during the perinatal period to support perinatal mental health.

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