Two National-Level Organizations Supporting Rural Postpartum Health Across the United States


In 2021, nearly 500,000 births occurred in rural communities in the United States. The postpartum period that follows childbirth involves many physical, mental, and emotional changes, and can pose challenges to the health and well-being of the birthing person. These challenges may be more complicated to address in rural areas, where access to health care services is limited.

This case study series profiles two national organizations doing unique work in the area of rural postpartum health: MomMoodBooster and Pack Health. Both organizations aim to improve postpartum mental health through online content delivery combined with peer coaching support. These may serve as examples to others considering this work.

University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Mariana Tuttle, Phoebe Chastain, Julia Interrante, Carrie Henning-Smith, Katy Backes Kozhimannil