Federal Public Policy and Legislative Solutions for Improving Maternal Health

Maternal health is a top priority for the AHA and our member hospitals and health systems, and our initial efforts are aimed at eliminating maternal mortality and reducing severe morbidity. As hospitals work to improve health outcomes, we are redoubling our efforts to improve maternal health across the continuum of care and reaching out to community partners to aid in this important effort.

The causes of maternal mortality and morbidity are complex, including lack of consistent access to comprehensive care and persistent racial disparities in health and health care. To help improve maternal health, we support the federal public policy and legislative actions discussed below.

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