To curb the rising rates of maternal morbidity and death and poor infant health outcomes, birthing people must have access to high-quality health care throughout their lives.
This working group advances solutions to address the shortage of maternity care providers and facilities, issues tied to health care insurance coverage and affordability, provider bias and access to culturally congruent care, and overall gaps in quality of health care.
They will take actions that include:
Women’s Health Integration Specialist, SSM Health Maternal Services, St. Louis, MO, and Director of Policy for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH).
Alabama Department of Public Health
Independent Consultant and Clinician
The Joint Commission works to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Its vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.
The CDC and March of Dimes launched this network to support state-based perinatal quality collaboratives in making measurable improvements in statewide health care and health outcomes for moms and babies.
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center supports the development and testing of innovative health care payment and service delivery models.