The Georgetown Center for Children and Families released its latest report on the concrete steps state Medicaid agencies can take to support postpartum people and their children during the first year of a child’s life, considered the most critical time for healing from the physical trauma of birth and for developing important relationship bonds between families and children.

Most states have moved to adopt a new state option to extend Medicaid coverage to all enrolled pregnant people from 60 days to 12 months following a pregnancy. This development is seen as part of a key effort to enact a series of recommendations at the state level designed to improve mental health among mothers and babies.

Perigee is pleased to have provided support for the report and the convening at which the recommendations were refined.