In her blog entry Kristin reflects on her experiences collaborating with the Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, and Thriving PA. She shares insights into her efforts to support advocacy initiatives aimed at launching a Perinatal Psychiatry Access Program in Pennsylvania, all while applying MCH Competencies 1 (MCH Knowledge Base/Context) and 7 (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility). “This experience helped me further realize how I can use my passion and interest in writing as a tool to advocate for critical policies aimed at promoting health equity and enhancing quality of life for individuals.” Learn more about Kristin’s contributions here!

Funding provided by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota and the University at Albany School of Public Health Maternal and Child Health Public Health Catalyst Program, which are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This information or content and conclusions of related outreach products are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.