Federal support for maternal health services is ramping up in the wake of the release Biden/Harris Blueprint for Maternal Health, including grants awarded across the country to expand telehealth services for hospitals with rural designations in Maine, Georgia, and others. New data supports creative pathways for increasing patient engagement and adherence to care protocols through gamification, plus new research on rising trends in hypertension in women of child-bearing age. 

9/1, NICHD: NIH launches challenge to advance community-based maternal health research

8/29, HHS: HHS Announces Over $20 Million in Awards to Implement Biden-Harris Administration Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis

8/26, AHA: AHA weighs in on rural emergency hospital designation; supports positive impact to maternal health

8/24, JAMA: Association of Birth Year of Pregnant Individuals With Trends in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in the United States, 1995-2019

8/10, FierceBioTech: Boehringer's digital rewards club boosts COPD medication adherence by 44%: study

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8/30, Texas Medical Center: Within the Texas Medical Center, one baby is delivered every 20 minutes

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