The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently awarded the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Maternal, Child and Adolescent Program and the Office of the Public Defender with the 2011 NACo Achievement Award. The Award is in recognition of the founding the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force and its work to improve the current service structure for preventing, identifying and treating maternal depression. The purpose of the award is to formally recognize effective and creative programs, enhance awareness of county activities and share valuable information with other counties across the nation. Los Angeles County, along with other award winners, will be honored at NACo’s 15th Annual Awards Ceremony which will be held on July 17th at its Annual Conference in Multanomah County, Oregon. Congratulations to Cynthia Harding, Director of MCAH Programs at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and Kimberly Wong of the Public Defenders Office! To view the certificate highlighting the achievement, click here.