Maternal and Child Health

May 24, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health yesterday held a hearing on bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program through 2023 at $330 million a year, $30 million more than the current funding level. "Children's hospitals…
May 18, 2018
U.S. births declined for the third year in a row in 2017 to 3.85 million, the fewest in 30 years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Birth rates dropped for women in their teens, 20s and 30s, but rose for women in their early 40s. The general fertility rate…
Apr 20, 2018
Thirteen states participating in a regional collaborative to improve birth outcomes in the South decreased early elective deliveries by an average 22% between 2011 and 2014, compared with 14% in other regions, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced yesterday. Participating…
Mar 29, 2018
The Joint Commission yesterday issued a safety advisory for hospitals on preventing newborn falls. The advisory encourages hospitals to develop a tool for assessing newborn fall risk and educate parents based on the assessment; ensure hourly rounding by staff to help drowsy mothers or other…
Mar 26, 2018
AHA’s Section for Maternal and Child Health and Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host a March 27 webinar on how hospitals and health systems can combat interpersonal violence in their communities. Leaders from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee will discuss Project Ujima, a…
Mar 22, 2018
Held April 3, 2018 Please join the AHA Section for Maternal and Child Health and our partners in the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) to learn of the tools and resources available to your hospital to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. AIM joins together hospitals, state…
Mar 22, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Please join the AHA Section for Maternal and Child Health and our partners in the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) to learn of the tools and resources available to your hospital to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. AIM joins…
Jan 3, 2018
Early infant deaths from critical congenital heart disease decreased 33.4% between 2011 and 2013 in states with mandatory screening for the condition, according to a study reported last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Early infant deaths from other or unspecified cardiac…
Dec 21, 2017
The House of Representatives is expected to vote this evening on a continuing resolution funding the federal government through Jan. 19. The current CR expires tomorrow. According to a summary of the legislation, the stop-gap measure includes $2.85 billion in funding for the Children’s Health…
Dec 20, 2017
The Senate voted 51-48 early today to approve the conference report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act after removing several provisions that did not comply with budget reconciliation rules. The House then reapproved the bill, which can now go to the president for his signature. The conference report…