Maternal deaths are dropping, but health equity remains a concern as minority mothers still face outsized risks in pregnancy and racial disparities in outcomes persist. The AMA released a comprehensive set of recommendations for improving maternal health and increasing efficacy of care, including support for remote patient monitoring, while the Biden administration has flagged funding for maternal health improvement initiatives across the country. Plus, new research reviews the efficacy of delivering non-traditional solutions to Medicaid populations. 

5/03, KFF: Challenges and Strategies in Expanding Non-Traditional Pregnancy-Related Services: Findings from a Survey of State Medicaid Programs

5/02, Newsweek: What's Really Behind the Maternal Mortality Crisis Facing Minority Women? | Opinion

5/02, USA Today: Maternal deaths are dropping, but these moms still face high risk

5/02, NPR: The CDC says maternal mortality rates in the U.S. got better, after a pandemic spike

5/01, AMA: 7 keys to improving U.S. maternal health now

5/01, FemTech World: Remote monitoring improves postpartum assessment in patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, study finds

4/29, HHS: Biden-Harris Administration Invests $105 Million in Community-Based Organizations to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Across the Country

4/27, The Guardian: Becoming a mother was impossibly hard during Covid. Has anything changed since?

 

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