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 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.
The Innovation Hub is an online platform that provides maternal and child health (MCH) professionals with tools and resources to explore, replicate and share successful and effective practices from the MCH field. It is home to the MCH Innovations Database, a searchable repository of “what’s working” in the field that improves the health and well-being of MCH populations.