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  • State of Illinois a leader in legislation on perinatal mental health, study says

    Team members Xavier Ramirez, Karen Tabb and Sandra Kopels.

    Having advanced six policies since 2008 to detect and promote treatment of perinatal mental health conditions, the state of Illinois has emerged as a leader in these critical health areas, according to a study by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign social work professors Karen M. Tabb, center, and Sandra Kopels. U. of I. alumnus Xavier Ramirez co-wrote the paper, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s note:    

    To reach Karen Tabb, email

    The paper “State legislation and policies to improve perinatal mental health: A policy review and analysis of the state of Illinois” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2024.1347382