Building on the work of the Allegheny County Maternal
Depression Initiative, Helping Families Raise Healthy Children is working to
improve the way local systems of care work so that more families facing the
challenges of parental depression and early childhood developmental delays
receive the supports and services they need to live healthier lives.
initiative focuses primarily on low-income families in Allegheny County. The
collaborative includes the four local Medicaid managed care organizations and
over 30 organizations representing physical and behavioral health providers,
early intervention specialists, and community maternal and child health staff.