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Task Force on Maternal Mental Health


The Task Force on Maternal Mental Health, co-led by SAMHSA and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH), will identify, evaluate, and make recommendations to coordinate and improve activities related to addressing maternal mental health conditions and co-occurring substance use disorders.

The Task Force is made up of both federal and nonfederal members, including those with lived experience. SAMHSA and OWH within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health are collaborating to use the existing SAMHSA Advisory Committee for Women’s Services (ACWS) to implement the Task Force.

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Report to Congress

The Maternal Mental Health Task Force Report to Congress provides a detailed discussion of the U.S. maternal mental health crisis, the task force’s methods, best practices, existing federal programs and coordination, and feedback from listening sessions with state and local stakeholders.

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National Strategy to Improve Maternal Mental Health Care

The National Strategy includes recommendations developed by the Task Force on Maternal Mental Health, a subcommittee of SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee for Women’s Services, to address the urgent public health crisis of maternal mental health and substance use issues.


Areas of Focus

  • Data, Research, Quality Improvement and Health Equity
  • Prevention, Screening, and Diagnosis
  • Evidence-based Intervention and Treatment
  • Evidence-based Community Practices
  • Communications and Community Engagement


Learn more about the Office on Women's Health.

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Last Updated: 05/08/2024
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