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About Postpartum Health Alliance

Our Mission

Postpartum Health Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about perinatal mood and anxiety symptoms and disorders and providing support and treatment referrals to women and their families.

Our History

Postpartum Health Alliance has been operating in San Diego since 1998. San Diego PHA was founded by Dr. Leslie W. Craig, Dr. Kelly Boyd-Bragadeste, Dr. Martha Diamond, Dr. Janet Jaffee, Dr. Adele Josepho, and Dr. Robert Hickman.

What We Do

We provide support and referrals for treatment through our "warmline," which is staffed by trained volunteers. The warmline takes messages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The warmline can be reached at 619-254-0023.

We are also a membership organization of diverse and dedicated health care and resource providers, working together to raise awareness of PMADs. Click here to become a member of PHA.

We have a very active Education Committee that provides trainings, workshops and conferences in order to educate a wide variety of professionals who come in contact with new mothers and families. For information about our educational offerings, check our Upcoming Events link on this website or email our Education Coordinator at info@postpartumhealthalliance.org.

We offer a referral list of health care providers who are members of PHA and have committed to keeping up with PPD prevention, diagnosis and treatment updates. We publish a newsletter for members and maintain this website as a resource for mothers, families and professionals. In addition, you can visit our page on Facebook and find useful information and engaging stories on our blog at postpartumhealthalliance.blogspot.com.

If you would like to sign up for our newsletter please email us at info@postpartumhealthalliance.org.

Our Partners

Over the years Jane Honikman, founder of Postpartum Support International (postpartum.net), has been of tremendous assistance to PHA. Dr. Leslie W. Craig, M.D., Dr. Barbara Parry, M.D., of UCSD, Mary Obata, MFT, and Dr. Chris Bernet, Ph.D., have each given much to this organization over the years, and we wouldn't be where we are today without their continued support.

We are indebted to First Five Commission, which provided initial funding for our brochure. We are grateful also to Laura Galinson, of Price-Galinson Charities, who has served as our guide through the world of philanthropy.

How You Can Become Involved

The work of PHA is done by volunteers. There are many opportunities to contribute your time and talents to supporting PHA's mission. The work is rewarding and we can work with your schedule, available time, and interests. If you would like information about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at info@postpartumhealthalliance.org.

PHA members are a vital part of our organization. Members are listed in our referral directory, providing needed treatment and resource options to mothers struggling with PMADs. Members enjoy special benefits such as our email newsletter, invitation to our PPD study group, discounts on workshops and conferences, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to be part of a community dedicated to helping mothers and families. If you are interested in becoming a member of PHA please click here.

We rely on donations to run our programs. If you would like to make a donation, please click here. Your donation is tax deductible. We are a 501(c)3 organization. Our federal identification number is 68-0306790. For financial information, see guidestar.org.

Become a Member

The Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA) invites you to help us in our mission to raise awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and provide support and treatment referrals to those who are struggling with them. Becoming a member of PHA not only helps us in fulfilling our mission, but entitles you to the benefits of membership.

Any financial assistance you provide is greatly appreciated. Both donations and membership fees are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


What is TheBlueDotProject?

BlueDotA mom, a reproductive psychiatrist and a volunteer with Postpartum Health Alliance came together to create TheBlueDotProject. Receiving a generous grant from the Mason Hirst Foundation, the Project intends to change the face of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by taking away the stigma and raising awareness.

Very often, when a mom is suffering from these symptoms, it can be very isolating. Reaching out for support or talking to others isn’t always easy while feeling this way. Yet, life goes on; there are errands to run and children to drop off and pick up. The hope is that these BlueDots on your car’s bumper will give them hope that they will get better. Commute by subway? Put it on your laptop. Spread the word: we are everywhere. Let her know she’s not alone.