Maternal and Child Health

Nov 14, 2018
AHA today joined more than 80 organizations in urging House and Senate leaders to bring H.R. 1318/S. 1112 to the floor for a vote before yearend. The AHA-supported legislation would provide federal funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal…
Oct 30, 2018
AHA today voiced support for the Maternal Health Accountability Act (S. 1112).
Oct 23, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will launch a Medicaid payment model next fall that aims to improve care and reduce expenditures for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorders.
May 19, 2021
In this first of two AHA podcasts on rebuilding maternity services at critical access hospitals, officials from the UNC School of Medicine at Chapel Hill and Chatham Hospital UNC Health Care at Siler City, N.C., discuss the strategic need and clinical case for maternity services at their small,…
May 19, 2021
On this podcast AHA offers part one of two podcasts on rebuilding maternity services at a critical access hospital. Cristen Page, M.D., executive dean of UNC School of Medicine and Jeff Strickler, CEO of Chatham Hospital UNC Health Care, Siler City discuss the strategic need and clinical case for…
May 18, 2021
Health care and other organizations can apply through June 4 for up to $1 million a year for four years to test a network approach to improving maternal health access and outcomes in rural regions.
May 12, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded states and territories $40 million in emergency funding from the American Rescue Plan Act for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, which provides voluntary home visits to improve maternal and child health for…
May 10, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration should disaggregate and analyze maternal health data for rural and underserved communities, and adjust maternal health program efforts to meet the needs in those communities, the Government…
May 6, 2021
In this AHA video for Mother’s Day, part of AHA’s #MyWhy social media campaign, a pregnant health care worker explains why she chose to get vaccinated. 
May 5, 2021
In this Members in Action podcast featuring maternal and child health efforts, Aisha Syeda, program manager at the AHA speaks with Kelsey Kyle, a RN care manager at St. Peter’s Health and her community partner, Brie MacLaurin, a nurse and the executive director of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies,…