Governor Wolf Praises Passage of Bipartisan House Bill to Assist New Moms

first_img June 13, 2018 Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today praised the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for passing House Bill 200, sponsored by Reps. Tarah Toohil and Mike Schlossberg, that would help new moms struggling with postpartum depression (PPD). Governor Wolf urged the Senate to quickly pass it.“Supporting new moms is critically important to protect the health and well-being of Pennsylvania families,” Governor Wolf said. “This bill is a smart step toward supporting moms after they give birth. Many women struggle with postpartum depression, which can impact their children and entire family.“We must continue to work together to expand health care access in the Commonwealth, and it is my hope that this commonsense legislation gets to my desk as soon as possible.”According to the sponsors, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that postpartum depression (PPD) can lead to increased costs of medical care, child abuse and neglect, and can adversely affect a child’s early brain development. The Academy recommends pediatricians refer the mother and her infant to community services that serve them together. Because of the costs of postpartum depression and risks to infants, this legislation would include postpartum depression as an At Risk Category for Early Intervention Tracking under Pennsylvania Law (Act 212).House Bill 200 would help to ensure that infants and their mothers affected by postpartum depression have access to services that are currently in place in their community that provide support and referrals necessary for the healthy development of infants. Mothers at high risk for postpartum depression and their infant who are referred by a physician, healthcare provider, or parent would be automatically eligible for assessment and tracking by Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention programs. These programs exist in every county. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Praises Passage of Bipartisan House Bill to Assist New Momslast_img read more

Lecture on Men’s Sexual Health on tonight at UWI

first_img Share LocalNews Lecture on Men’s Sexual Health on tonight at UWI by: – October 20, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 116 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Professor Laura Serrant-Green PhD, MA, BA, RGN, PGCEDominican Professor, Laura Serrant-Green, will deliver a Public Lecture on the topic “Men’s Sexual Health: an Essential Part of their Mental Health” at the UWI Open Campus tonight.Professor Serrant-Green holds a PhD in Nursing, Masters of Arts in Women Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Nursing and has extensive knowledge in issues related to social health will discuss the significant relationship between sexual health and mental health, particularly as it relates to men.The lecture is being organised by the Dominica Nurses Association. The Association is organising this lecture as a method of educating citizens of Dominica on their health. This is in keeping with its belief that the health of a nation is a major contribution to its social, economic and educational growth and development.Professor Serrant-Green who is this year’s feature speaker at the Dominica State College’s 9th Commencement Ceremony is one of only ten black professors in the United Kingdom and lectures at the University of Wolverhampton. She is a nurse by profession and is of Dominican parentage, her parents being from St. Joseph.Her broad knowledge and extensive experience in health and social issues is expected to bring much excitement into the discussion among attendees.This public lecture is in keeping with the observance of this month as Mental Health Month. Everyone is invited to attend this personal and professional stimulation lecture which will commence at 7pm.Dominica Vibes News Tweetlast_img read more