Maternal and Child Health

Apr 10, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday approved state plan amendments allowing Arizona 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.
Apr 6, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration today withdrew approval for Makena and its generics, citing a confirmatory study that did not verify clinical benefit. Makena had been approved under the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women pregnant with one baby who have…
Mar 30, 2023
As we close out Women’s History Month, reflecting on the trailblazing women who have advanced modern medicine, and prepare for National Minority Health Month in April, we also should consider what we can do as health care professionals to create even more opportunities for women across our industry…
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.