About Us



To promote a unified understanding of infant mental health across disciplines and programs and to develop a statewide system of resources in support of infant mental health for all families living in Utah.


Scope of UAIMH:

  • To facilitate cooperation among individuals and agencies concerned with promoting conditions that will bring about the optimal development of infants and infant-caregiver relationships.
  • To encourage the realization that infancy is a sensitive period in the psychosocial development of individuals.
  • To promote education and research of the effects of mental development during infancy on later normal and psychopathological development.
  • To support the implementation of evidence-based programs of promotion, intervention, and prevention designed to foster positive infant-caregiver relationships.

Aims of UAIMH:

  • To promote the understanding of infant mental health issues and the development of programs to enhance infant mental health.
  • To discuss and share questions, problems, issues, information and theories regarding the mental health of infants, their families, parents, and other caregivers through meetings and other formats
  • To disseminate research and to educate health care professionals who study and/or care for infants.