S.2311 - Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 11/19/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/19/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2311 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/19/2015)
Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act of 2015
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to make grants to states to establish, expand, or maintain culturally competent programs for maternal depression screening and treatment. HRSA must give priority to states proposing to expand or enhance screening for maternal depression in primary care settings.
Activities eligible for funding: (1) must include providing to health care providers training and resources, including information on maternal depression screening, treatment, and follow-up support, and linkages to community-based resources; and (2) may include enabling real-time psychiatric consultation to aid in the treatment of pregnant and postpartum women, conducting a public awareness campaign, funding start-up costs, and establishing linkages with and among community-based resources.