Maternal and Child Health

Aug 2, 2023
Paramedics in a mobile medical unit from Henry Ford Health are visiting new mothers at home to check their vitals as part of an initiative to help reduce pregnancy-related deaths across Michigan.
Aug 1, 2023
Over 5.6 million U.S. women live in “maternity care deserts,” counties with no access to obstetric care through a hospital or other provider, according to the latest analysis by the March of Dimes.
Jul 27, 2023
The AHA yesterday joined 85 national organizations in urging Congress to swiftly pass the Preventing Maternal Deaths Reauthorization Act (H.R.3838/S.2415), bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize federal support for state-based maternal mortality review committees, which review pregnancy-…
Jul 27, 2023
We, the undersigned 85 national organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of our nation’s families, write to express our strong support for the bipartisan Preventing Maternal Deaths Reauthorization Act of 2023 (H.R.3838/S.2415).
Jul 19, 2023
In this webinar, health care leaders dive into the latest education advancements and adult learning science for ensuring a thriving and engaged clinical team that delivers high-quality OB care and improves maternal outcomes. These leaders discuss interdisciplinary nurse models for improved teamwork…
Jul 13, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration July 13 approved the first daily oral contraceptive pill (norgestrel) for use in the U.S. without a prescription.
Jul 11, 2023
The AHA, along with members of the Mental Health Liaison Group, recently voiced support for the Helping Kids Cope Act (H.R. 2412), legislation that would provide Health Resources and Services Administration grants to expand access to pediatric mental and behavioral health services.
Jul 7, 2023
Micah Niermann, M.D. discusses how Gillette Children's is reaching their pediatric community and fighting vaccine misinformation.
Jun 27, 2023
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a free online course to help clinicians address perinatal mental health.