Bienvenidos a Proyecto Mamá!

The purpose of Proyecto Mamá is to comprehensively assess the resources and needs within the Milwaukee community regarding perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) mental health among Latinas. This multi-year project was funded by a Marquette University Women and Girls of Color Grant and is guided by a framework of assets-oriented community assessment (Sharpe et al., 2000). Dr. Lisa Edwards and members of the Culture and Well-Being Research Lab will lead the assessment to identify existing community capacities, as well as needs and barriers regarding perinatal mental health. The ultimate goal of this project is to provide the foundation for future programs and services that will positively impact Latina mothers and their families in Milwaukee.

See a recent write-up of Proyecto Mamá in Marquette magazine!

If you have any questions about the project or would like to know more, please contact Dr. Edwards by email at

*Image by Sophie Casson