Hand to Hold® to host National NICU Mental Health Conference to help improve the long-term outcomes of babies


Hand to Hold, a national nonprofit that provides early intervention mental health support for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and bereaved parents will host its National NICU Mental Health Conference November 1 – November 2. This two-day conference for NICU parents and professionals will take place virtually during Prematurity Awareness Month to allow for equitable access.

The NICU Mental Health Conference is the only conference bringing together NICU parents and NICU professionals to learn, discuss and inspire advocacy to improve the immediate and long-term mental health of NICU families. Continuing education credits will be offered for NICU professionals. Reckitt/Mead Johnson will serve as presenting sponsor of the conference.

“The mental health of NICU parents can have a profound impact on their baby’s long-term mental health and development,” said Kelli Kelley, Hand to Hold’s Founder and CEO. “The NICU Mental Health Conference serves to elevate the conversation about the need for improved mental health support for NICU parents and professionals to ensure better outcomes for babies and their families.”

Register for the NICU Mental Health Conference, early bird pricing for medical, corporate and academic professionals will run through October 10th, 2023. The conference is always 100% free for participating NICU parents.


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