Data show that state paid leave programs help to increase labor force participation among women, improve economic stability for families, strengthen businesses and grow state economies WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 5, 2024 – New analysis from the National...
REPORT | Health care payment reform – and especially alternative payment models (APMs) that tie payment to performance – are widely believed to be an important lever for achieving crucial quality improvements.
Methodology and Summaries of Maternity Care Episode Payment and Maternity Care Home Programs
FACT SHEET | The Transforming Maternal Health (TMaH) Model will be a decade-long pilot that aims to transform how maternity care is provided, who provides it, and how to pay for care that childbearing families need and want.
Black Women’s Maternal Health: A Multifaceted Approach to Addressing Persistent and Dire Health Disparities
REPORT | The reproductive health of Black women has long been compromised by interpersonal, institutional, and structural racism. In addition to contending with social and economic drivers of poor health that undermine Black Americans, they have experienced...
ISSUE BRIEF | Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is a decision that is about access to essential healthcare, but also much more than that. It is, at its core, a decision — deeply rooted in sexism and racism — about the role women and people who can become...
Raising the Bar | This guidance document outlines recommendations health plans can use to raise the bar for maternal health equity and excellence as advocates and investors.
Raising the Bar | This guidance document outlines recommendations health plans can use to raise the bar for maternal health equity and excellence as a community partner.
Raising the Bar | This document focuses on appropriate steps to support efforts to seek the following Medicaid reimbursement policies that are oriented toward supporting birthing in community settings.
Raising the Bar | This guidance document outlines recommendations health plans can use to raise the bar for maternal health equity and excellence as employers.
Raising the Bar | This guidance document outlines recommendations for ways health plans can raise the bar for maternal health equity and excellence as provider partners.
Raising the Bar | Birth doulas provide emotional support, comfort measures, information, and advocacy for achieving the birthing person's goals during labor and birth.
Raising the Bar | The midwifery model is based on investing the time needed to build a trusted relationship with the birthing person and help them build confidence.
Raising the Bar | This operational guidance provides core resources to enable maternity services to identify appropriate screening tools, incorporate them into systems and workflows, and identify and support the use of needed services.
This report outlines the evidence that supports midwifery’s unique value across different communities, the safety and effectiveness of midwifery care in improving maternal and infant outcomes, the interest of birthing people in midwifery care, and the current...
The Problem: Deficiencies in neighborhoods' physical conditions impair the health of pregnant people and their infants
The Problem: Untreated maternal mental health means worse health outcomes for moms and babies
The Problem: Mass incarceration is hurting pregnant people and their infants
The Problem: Health care and support for pregnant people with substance use disorder are inaccessible and inequitable, and instead they shamed, stigmatized, and punished.
Public awareness about the devastating impacts of systemic and interpersonal racism has increased sharply with the escalation of racist violence and the COVID-19 pandemic’s disparate impact on communities of color.
The Problem: Many immigrants are denied access to health care, leaving moms and babies at risk