Best Practices for Equitable Maternal Care

Maternal mortality rates continue to rise, especially among Black women. Inspired by an AHA dialogue on Examining Best Practices for Equitable Maternal Care, this new AHA resource highlights ways health care organizations can foster equitable practices in maternal care, individually and systemically. This resource features case examples from NYC Health and Hospitals, Providence Swedish Hospital and The University of Chicago. View related video and podcast below.


Best Practices for Equitable Maternal Care

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Examining Best Practices for Equitable Maternal Care

In observance of National Minority Health Month and Black Maternal Health Week (April 11–17), this event explores the maternal health care disparities women of color face and discusses strategies health care organizations can implement to serve diverse women better in their pregnancy and postpartum journey.



Doulas: A Strategy to Address Maternal and Infant Health

The U.S. faces a growing health crisis, with maternal health falling alarmingly behind many other developed nations. The solution isn’t simple, but some hospitals are recognizing the impactful role of doulas programs in maternity care. Hear how doulas provide women with physical and emotional support, and make a difference in addressing maternal and infant health disparities.