Advocacy is a core component of improving perinatal mental health in Massachusetts. Through advocacy, all citizens and stakeholders can use their voices and experiences, both lived and professional, to influence legislation. The PPD Commission supports and uplifts the voices of birthing people and families that have experienced or currently experiencing PMADs. This Commission will advocate always for improved perinatal mental health outcomes, and we hope you will join us!
Use the Find My Legislator button to lookup your Massachusetts state Representative and Senator. Let your local representatives and senators know how much perinatal mental health means to you!
With the 193rd legislative session slated to kick off in January 2023, the PPD Commission will be examining proposed legislation as well as recommending additional policy related to our mission. There is a lot to do!
193rd Legislative Session 2023-2024
A sampling of the bills the Commission supported and tracked during the 192nd session is listed below. Click on the bill docket numbers to learn more about these proposed maternal mental health legislative initiatives in Massachusetts. You can also visit the Mass PPD Fund's Advocacy Page for further information.e.