Maternal and Child Health

Jun 23, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration June 22 approved the first gene therapy to treat patients aged 4-5 with a confirmed mutation in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene.
Jun 22, 2023
Delivery-related maternal mortality in U.S. hospitals decreased for all racial and ethnic groups, age groups and modes of delivery during 2008 to 2021, likely due to national strategies to improve delivery-related hospital care, the Department of Health and Human Services reported.
Jun 16, 2023
Men can have a significant influence in supporting women during their pregnancy, and can be essential allies in creating better outcomes for mother and child.
Jun 16, 2023
Men can provide important support for women during their pregnancy and help create better outcomes for mother and child. Dr. Amina Alio, from University of Rochester Medical Center, and Jonathan Webb, CEO of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, explore the role of…
Jun 14, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services June 13 approved state plan amendments allowing New York state to extend postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months after pregnancy for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees under the American Rescue Plan Act.
Jun 12, 2023
Eligible clinicians may apply through July 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET for up to $100,000 in loan repayment in exchange for working up to three years in an approved outpatient or inpatient facility providing primary medical or dental care and/or mental and behavioral health services in a health professional…
May 22, 2023
The Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with Baby2Baby to distribute 3,000 newborn supply kits to new mothers through participating hospitals and community-based organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico, and eventually plans to expand the pilot program to other states.
May 17, 2023
Carrier Screening is an important component of genetic health care for family planning, and a pillar of prevention and precision medicine. Advances in technology can now provide individuals with knowledge related to their risk of having children with genetic disorders prior to pregnancy and can…
May 15, 2023
The Health Resources and Services Administration announced a new toll-free number (1-833-TLC-MAMA) and promotional toolkit for its National Maternal Mental Health Hotline for pregnant and postpartum individuals with mental health concerns.
May 12, 2023
Aisha Syeda, a senior program manager for AHA’s Strategic Initiatives, shares how Dell Children’s Medical Center, Hand to Hold and Northwest Community Healthcare support families affected by infant loss or a neonatal intensive care unit admission.