Economic Opportunity Funders (EOF) and the Funders for Maternal Mental Health (FMMH) hosted a webinar to explore the impact of unconditional cash transfers on the mental well-being of pregnant and parenting people.
We know that poverty, racism, and other inequities in how and where people grow up, live, and work can have a significant, negative impact on women’s mental health. In addition, parental mental health, especially in the early years, has a critical impact on the health and well-being of children.
In recent years, there have been renewed efforts to test the impacts of universal basic income pilots, refundable child tax credits, baby bonds and other unconditional cash transfers on the health, education and economic stability of pregnant women and their children and families.
In this webinar, you’ll hear from some of the leading thinkers about the connections between poverty, cash assistance and maternal mental health. Some are working through health systems to identify and provide funding to address social determinants of health for new parents. Others are working to demonstrate linkages between mental well-being and poverty through pilot cash transfer programs that specifically target pregnant and parenting people.
This webinar provides an opportunity for funders to come together across health and economic mobility sectors to better understand how addressing economic stability might have a positive impact on the mental health of parents and their children.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: This program is for funders and philanthropic advisors whose primary activity is grantmaking. Staff from philanthropic serving organizations and affinity groups are also eligible to join.