The National Association of Counties has awarded Los Angeles County a 2011 Achievement Award, given for innovative county government programs that modernize and streamline county governments and increase services to their citizens.
The county received the award for its Maternal Depression Improvement Project, a joint project of the Los Angeles County Public Health's Maternal, Child and Adolescent Program and the Public Defender's Office. Their collaboration has been a great example of public-private partnership, via the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force, to help support women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. They've trained hundreds of local healthcare providers and built awareness via events, bilingual patient education materials, awareness campaigns and more.
I'm so happy that all of their hard work is being recognized in this way!