The Issue:

Maternal mental health conditions are among the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth and often go under-diagnosed and untreated despite the availability of effective screening and treatment tools. Untreated maternal mental health conditions have multigenerational consequences and are linked to negative outcomes in the mother and child from pregnancy and through the child’s life.

This report was developed by Mathematica and in partnership with Texans Care for Children through funding from St. David’s Foundation’s Evaluation and Strategic Learning department. It supports the goal of the Healthy Women and Girls priority area, to ensure that girls and women are supported with the resources, respect, and conditions vital for equitable health and well-being.

The findings:

Excerpted from the full study, the graphics below illustrate key findings.

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Untreated maternal mental health conditions cost Texas over $2 billion

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The Cost of Untreated Maternal Mental Health Conditions

The Cost of Untreated Maternal Mental Health Conditions

Untreated maternal mental health conditions cost Texas over $2 billion

Untreated maternal mental health conditions cost Texas over $2 billion

A report by Mathematica examines the societal cost of untreated maternal mental health conditions in Texas from conception through the child’s fifth birthday. The report shows that our whole community — kids, schools, local businesses, the health care system, and beyond — are all impacted by the fragmented system of care for women in Texas. Addressing mental health is a key aspect of improving maternal health.

The Issue:

Maternal mental health conditions are among the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth and often go under-diagnosed and untreated despite the availability of effective screening and treatment tools. Untreated maternal mental health conditions have multigenerational consequences and are linked to negative outcomes in the mother and child from pregnancy and through the child’s life.

This report was developed by Mathematica and in partnership with Texans Care for Children through funding from St. David’s Foundation’s Evaluation and Strategic Learning department. It supports the goal of the Healthy Women and Girls priority area, to ensure that girls and women are supported with the resources, respect, and conditions vital for equitable health and well-being.

The findings:

Excerpted from the full study, the graphics below illustrate key findings.

Graphic: Maternal Mental Health Conditions Graphic: Maternal Mental Health Conditions

Graphic: Maternal Mental Health Conditions

TAKEAWAY

Addressing inequities like untreated maternal mental health is not only the right thing to do; it is costly not to.

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St. David's Foundation Senior Program Officer Lourdes J. Rodriguez
Lourdes Rodriguez, DrPH
Senior Program Officer
Ellie Coplin, MPH, Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer at St. David's Foundation
Ellie Coplin, MPH

Senior Evaluation & Learning Officer
St. David's Foundation



Untreated maternal mental health conditions cost Texas over $2 billion

A report by Mathematica examines the societal cost of untreated maternal mental health conditions in Texas from conception through the child’s fifth birthday. The report shows that our whole community — kids, schools, local businesses, the health care system, and beyond — are all impacted by the fragmented system of care for women in Texas. Addressing mental health is a key aspect of improving maternal health.

The Issue:

Maternal mental health conditions are among the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth and often go under-diagnosed and untreated despite the availability of effective screening and treatment tools. Untreated maternal mental health conditions have multigenerational consequences and are linked to negative outcomes in the mother and child from pregnancy and through the child’s life.

This report was developed by Mathematica and in partnership with Texans Care for Children through funding from St. David’s Foundation’s Evaluation and Strategic Learning department. It supports the goal of the Healthy Women and Girls priority area, to ensure that girls and women are supported with the resources, respect, and conditions vital for equitable health and well-being.

The findings:

Excerpted from the full study, the graphics below illustrate key findings.

Graphic: Maternal Mental Health Conditions Graphic: Maternal Mental Health Conditions

Graphic: Maternal Mental Health Conditions

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St. David's Foundation Senior Program Officer Lourdes J. Rodriguez
Lourdes Rodriguez, DrPH
Senior Program Officer
Ellie Coplin, MPH, Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer at St. David's Foundation
Ellie Coplin, MPH
Senior Evaluation & Learning Officer
St. David's Foundation Senior Program Officer Lourdes J. Rodriguez
Lourdes Rodriguez, DrPH
Senior Program Officer
Ellie Coplin, MPH, Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer at St. David's Foundation
Ellie Coplin, MPH
Senior Evaluation & Learning Officer

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