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An Unexpected Global Maternal & Child Mental Health Crisis: Evolving research, policy, practices and workforce considerations

Webinar //


Sep 14 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST


Join APHA for the first in a two-part webinar series focusing on international policies and evidence-based practices that prevent and/or mitigate the deleterious effects of events affecting maternal and child mental health across the world.

This webinar series is inspired by the 10th Anniversary World Happiness Report published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network in 2023, which analyzes and ranks every country’s well-being based on health metrics like life expectancy and wealth metrics like GDP as well as intangible aspects, such as social support, freedom to make life choices, generosity, perceptions of government, business corruption and recent experiences of emotions.

The webinar is organized by the Global Maternal and Child Health Network (an intersectional working group of APHA's MCH and IH Sections) in collaboration with APHA's Mental Health Section and the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health & Social Justice.


This webinar is free for APHA members. The non-member fee is $10.


  • Aisha K. Yousafzai, PhD, professor of child development and health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & visiting faculty, Aga Khan University
  • Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD, Charles and Sonia Akman professor in global psychiatry; professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, global health, and anthropology; director of the Center for Global Mental Health Equity, George Washington University
  • Ann Willhoite, MA, mental health and psychosocial support specialist/lead, child protection, UNICEF
  • Evelyn Cherow (Moderator), Chair, APHA Global Maternal and Child Health Network/Intersectoral Work Group

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