Eliminating Maternal Health Disparities

On this AHA Advancing Health Podcast, Jay Bhatt, AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, and obstetrician-gynecologist Sharmila Makhija, M.D., discuss the AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity’s goal of eliminating maternal health disparities, including lowering maternal mortality rates for black women.

Related Resources

Letter/Comment
Public
Responding to a Senate Finance Committee request for solutions to address poor maternal health outcomes, AHA suggested several specific actions that could be…
Case Studies
Public
Mayo Clinic – Rochester, Minn. OB Nest Redesigns Prenatal Care for Low-risk Pregnancies Mayo Clinic developed the OB Nest program to optimize prenatal care…
Case Studies
Public
Since implementing best practices related to maternal hemorrhaging, Titus Regional Medical Center’s maternal morbidity rate related to blood loss has been…
Special Bulletin
Member
Congressional leaders Dec. 16 unveiled a $1.4 trillion spending package for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The bill includes a number of key priorities for hospitals…
Letter/Comment
Public
AHA letter expressing support for the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (H.R. 4995) that would authorize grants to implement rural obstetric…
Letter/Comment
Public
AHA letter expressing support for the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act (H.R. 4996) that would give states the option to extend Medicaid and…