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The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Feb. 29 held a hearing on legislative proposals to expand access to treatment for patients with rare diseases, which included two hospital witnesses.
Part of a special series exploring how hospitals and health systems are addressing the medical complications that can accompany pregnancy, this podcast shares how Orlando Health is reaching outside its walls to support heart-healthy pregnancies and postpartum periods for new mothers.
Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and New Mexico will participate in a new Department of Health and Human Services collaborative that will bring health care providers, experts and community partners together to study and improve postpartum mortality.
The Department of Health and Human Services Feb. 14 named several hospital and health system programs final phase winners in its national competition to improve equity in postpartum care for Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Syphilis infections during pregnancy more than tripled between 2016 and 2022 to 280 cases per 100,000 births, ranging from 46 per 100,000 in Maine to 763 per 100,000 in South Dakota, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Feb. 13.
Learn how hospitals and health systems are improving maternal and child health outcomes in this synopsis of the latest resources from AHA’s Better Health for Mothers and Babies initiative.
In the latest episode of the AHA series “Beyond Birth,” clinical social worker Laura La Porte and new mom Anna Ma discuss how the Perinatal Depression Program at Endeavor Health supports a new mother's mental health and provides avenues for parents to seek help.
State Medicaid agencies can apply next spring for funding and technical assistance to participate in the Transforming Maternal Health Model, a new 10-year payment and care delivery model that will develop and implement a whole-person approach to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care for women with Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage.
The creators of Grady Health System’s Teen Experience and Leadership Program describe how providing hands-on internships for local teens is helping to build its workforce pipeline for decades to come.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Nov. 28 awarded $80.5 million to support comparative clinical effectiveness studies on the health care and social factors that contribute to inequities in maternal morbidity and mortality.