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.
Aug 24, 2021
The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health is accepting comments through Sept. 15 to assist with identifying research gaps and pitfalls in clinical practice related to women’s health issues.
Aug 19, 2021
In this Members in Action podcast, Aisha Syeda, program manager at the AHA, speaks with Nicole Lamborne, M.D., vice president of clinical operations for women’s services at Virtua Health in southern New Jersey, who shares how the health system identified gaps in maternal care and invested in…
Aug 18, 2021
In this Members in Action podcast featuring maternal and child health efforts, Aisha Syeda, program manager at the AHA speaks with Dr. Nicole Lamborne, the vice president of clinical operations for women’s services at Virtua Health in New Jersey. Dr. Lamborne will share how Virtua identified gaps…
Aug 13, 2021
Racial and ethnic disparities in U.S. maternal mortality may be larger than previously reported, according to a study published by the American Journal of Public Health.
Aug 11, 2021
The miscarriage rate for nearly 2,500 women who received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines before or during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy was about 13%, similar to the 11%-16% expected miscarriage rate in the general population, according to an analysis of data from the…
Aug 10, 2021
St. Peter’s Health in Helena, Mont., partnered with Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies—the Montana Coalition to connect patients experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and their families, with community resources to support their needs.
Aug 6, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration yesterday awarded $85.5 million to expand substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services in rural areas. It also awarded $2.9 million to test rural maternal and obstetrics care models, and $760,000 to identify key rural health…