Maternal and Child Health

Aug 13, 2018
Start with a hospital-school partnership, add a mobile van funded by the hospital’s foundation, and include expert medical guidance from allergists and immunologists: This combination has helped children in St. Louis increase their activity levels and miss fewer school days because they’re better…
Aug 7, 2018
About 14% of babies age one or older who were born in U.S. territories to pregnant women infected with Zika virus since 2016 have at least one health problem possibly caused by exposure to the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today. About 6% had Zika-associated…
Aug 10, 2018
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau is accepting submissions through Sept. 24 for its Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge, which will award $375,000 in prizes to support low-cost and scalable innovative solutions to prevent childhood obesity in low…
Aug 9, 2018
The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder at labor and delivery more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2014, to 6.5 per 1,000 hospital births, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State rates in 2014 varied widely, from 0.7 per 1,000 in…
Aug 2, 2018
The Health Resources and Services Administration yesterday awarded $2 million to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to reduce preventable maternal deaths and complications from childbirth through the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM). The funding will enable AIM…
Aug 1, 2018
Effective Jan. 1, The Joint Commission will require accredited hospitals with at least 300 live births per year to report the percentage of infants with unexpected newborn complications among full-term newborns with no pre-existing conditions, the organization announced yesterday. All hospitals…
Aug 1, 2018
Hospitals are working to improve care for all, including maternal health, AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., writes in an op-ed piece posted by USA TODAY. “While the AHA is not a clinical or accrediting organization, through its affiliate, the Health Research…
Jul 12, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today advanced legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program and federal workforce development programs for nurses and health professionals. The Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization…
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…