The MHLIC provides resources and capacity-building assistance related to maternal health policy. Please check back regularly for resources from MHLIC and other organizations.
Tracker of Federal Maternal Health Bills
The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) joined with the National Partnership for Women and Families and Every Mother Counts to develop a tracker of Maternal Health Bills recently introduced in Congress to improve maternal health outcomes and address persistent dire inequities.
COVID-19 Related Resources
My Perinatal Network Free Online COVID-19 Courses
My Perinatal Network just released free online courses to support providers and mothers cope with COVID-19. Access the various courses here.
Center for Reproductive Rights: Safeguarding Maternal Health and Rights in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This brief from the Center for Reproductive Rights provides guidance for government officials and health care decision makers to ensure that pregnant people have access to high quality, respectful maternal health care during this time.
Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker: Approved State Actions to Address COVID-19
The Kaiser Family Foundation aggregates tracking information on approved Medicaid emergency authorities to address the COVID-19 Coronavirus emergency.
National Academy for State Health Policy Map of State’s Efforts to Extend Medicaid Coverage to Postpartum Women
Extending Medicaid coverage to postpartum women beyond 60 days is emerging as a key state strategy to address the maternal mortality crisis. This interactive map and chart summarize proposed and approved legislation since 2018, Medicaid waivers, financial estimates, and other initiatives designed to extend coverage during the postpartum period.
Equitable Maternal Health Coalition Continuing Medicaid/CHIP Postpartum Coverage Toolkits
To help advance collective advocacy efforts to extend Medicaid and CHIP coverage for a minimum of 12 months postpartum, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, March of Dimes, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine partnered with Manatt Health to develop a suite of resources geared toward both federal and state lawmakers that make the case for extending postpartum coverage.
Institute for Medicaid Innovation: Improving Maternal Health Access, Coverage, and Outcomes in Medicaid
This report reflects the Institute for Medicaid Innovation’s ambitious national project to answer critical questions that are needed to advance maternal health, specific to the midwifery-led model of care, for the Medicaid population. This resource is intended for Medicaid stakeholders, including state Medicaid agencies and Medicaid managed care organizations that are dedicated to improving maternal health outcomes for Medicaid recipients, their families, and communities.
Four State Strategies to Employ Doulas to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes in Medicaid
This report from the National Academy for State Health Policy highlights how four state programs support doula services to women covered by Medicaid.
Institute for Medicaid Innovation: Community-Based Maternal Support Services: The Role of Doulas and Community Health Workers in Medicaid
This report explores how community based maternal support services provided by community-based doulas and maternity community health workers improve maternal health outcomes.
Government Accountability Office: Trends in Pregnancy Related Deaths and Federal Efforts to Reduce Them
In this report, the GAO describes, among other things, (1) trends in pregnancy-related deaths in the United States, including trends in causes and timing of these deaths, and (2) HHS funding efforts focused on reducing pregnancy-related deaths.