Maternal and Child Health

Dec 11, 2018
The House of Representatives today passed AHA-supported legislation (H.R. 1318) that would provide funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions.
Nov 14, 2018
AHA today joined more than 80 organizations in urging House and Senate leaders to bring H.R. 1318/S. 1112 to the floor for a vote before yearend. The AHA-supported legislation would provide federal funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal…
Oct 30, 2018
AHA today voiced support for the Maternal Health Accountability Act (S. 1112).
Oct 23, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will launch a Medicaid payment model next fall that aims to improve care and reduce expenditures for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorders.
May 21, 2020
The CDC issued revised guidance for pediatric clinicians on caring for newborns with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or known COVID-19 exposure, including birth to a mother with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
May 15, 2020
The CDC issued a health advisory warning of COVID-19-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.
May 12, 2020
A new AHA resource shares ways hospitals and health systems are caring for mothers and babies during the COVID-19 crisis.
May 12, 2020
To help hospitals and health systems address maternal and neonatal health during this public crisis, the AHA has assembled resources from across the field that you may find useful as you provide safe and high-quality care to mothers and babies during this time.
May 8, 2020
The CDC reported a notable drop in routine childhood vaccines ordered and administered through the federal Vaccines for Children program during the COVID-19 emergency.
Apr 29, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance for health care providers who care for breastfeeding women and infants who receive breast milk, based on what is currently known about the virus that causes COVID-19 and the transmission of other viral respiratory pathogens.