Maternal and Child Health

Mar 22, 2023
Over 30 organizations, including the AHA, yesterday urged congressional appropriators to increase funding for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program to $738 million in fiscal year 2024. While the program trains half of the nation’s pediatricians and 60% of pediatric specialists…
Mar 16, 2023
The U.S. maternal mortality rate increased to 32.9 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2021 from 23.8 in 2020, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Feb 28, 2023
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (PL 117-328), signed into law in December 2022, contained a number of important maternal and child health provisions supported by the AHA.
Feb 15, 2023
Cris Daskevich, CEO and senior vice president, CHRISTUS Health, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, will serve as 2023 chair of the AHA Committee on Maternal and Child Health.
Jan 27, 2023
States, territories, health facilities and tribal organizations can apply through March 27 for up to $525,000 million each for residential treatment programs to provide comprehensive services for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health…
Jan 23, 2023
According to the CDC, 80% of pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented; that’s a 20% increase from previous years. Know why? That’s the theme for today’s Maternal Health Awareness Day – Know Why. Maternal Health Awareness Day, Jan. 23, shines a light on the many complex factors contributing to…
Jan 23, 2023
In recognition of Maternal Health Awareness Day, Aisha Syeda, senior program manager for AHA’s work on maternal health, highlights strategies health care organizations are spearheading to tackle the two leading causes of maternal deaths.
Jan 19, 2023
Only 16% of pregnant people who reported drinking alcohol in 2017 or 2019 were advised by a health care provider to stop or reduce their alcohol use, although 80% were asked about alcohol use during their most recent health care visit, suggesting missed opportunities to reduce alcohol use during…