MHLIC’s National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium includes recorded “Spark Sessions” featuring innovative practices designed to improve maternal health. What are Spark Sessions? Spark Sessions are short on-demand videos featuring practices being […]
Practical Playbook III: Working Together to Improve Maternal Health
American Indian Webinar Series
In August of 2022, the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center (MHILIC) partnered with Dr. Donald Warne from Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health, previously University of North Dakota. Dr. Warne recorded […]
Virtual Symposium: Health Care Transformation to Advance Black Maternal Health Equity
The Commonwealth Fund hosted a virtual symposium with leading experts from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Century Foundation, Urban Institute and more and explored: ideas for financing […]
NHSA-AIM CCI Racial Equity Learning Series (RELS)
Recent maternal mortality data released by the CDC in February 2022 show that maternal deaths in the U.S. increased from 754 to 861 deaths per year. The death rate among […]
Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research (CHEER)
Located at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine, CHEER is a world class center for maternal child health advocacy, training and research.
Sepsis in Pregnancy
Pregnancy-related sepsis is a life-threatening medical emergency defined as organ dysfunction resulting from infection during pregnancy, childbirth, post-abortion, miscarriage, or the postpartum period. In the United States, sepsis or infection […]
Preeclampsia Foundation is working to help research move forward to better understand how to diagnose, treat, and eventually prevent the poor outcomes preeclampsia can have on patients and their families. […]
Charting a Course for an Equity-Centered Data System: Recommendations from the National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems
Data are the building blocks for how we describe the health of people and the communities where they live—stories that emerge from data help the nation understand and contextualize what […]
Postpartum 1115 Waiver State Evaluation Plans
States have submitted 1115 waivers to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage and reported measurement goals for the post-implementation period that pertain to long-term maternal health. In their applications, they have outlined […]
Closing the Racial Maternal Health Gap with Better Data
Surgo Ventures hosted a virtual panel event on October 20, 2021: Closing the Racial Maternal Health Gap with Better Data. Experts discussed how we can pair better data with better […]
Reversing the US Maternal Mortality Crisis
The Aspen Health Strategy Group met in October 2020 to take on hard questions related to the maternal mortality crisis and to develop a portfolio of five recommendations to address […]
Do No Harm Guide: Applying Equity Awareness in Data Visualization
Urban Institute | Jonathan Schwabish, Alice Feng Resource Summary This guide discusses how to use an equity lens in every step of the data process: from data collection to presentation. The authors interviewed 20 individuals who approach inclusivity in their […]
The Melanated Mammary Atlas™
Re-envisioning diagnostics. Transforming support. Normalizing brown breasts. The Melanated Mammary Atlas™ improves care for the underserved by broadening the health professional knowledge base in real-time, one image at a time. […]
Confronting Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment
Excerpt During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been exposed to a great deal of information: news, public health guidance, fact sheets, infographics, research, opinions, rumors, myths, falsehoods, and more. The […]
North Carolina Health Equity Impact Assessment
NC Child in partnership with the Division of Public Health Women’s Health Branch and the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities have partnered to develop a tool – the […]
Johns Hopkins COVID-19, Maternal and Child Health, and Nutrition Repository
This repository was compiled by the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and provides an overview of research on COVID-19, maternal and child health (including infants), and nutrition. This repository includes scientific publications from 1 February 2020 […]
Maternal Mortality in the United States: A Primer
Understanding the evidence on maternal mortality and its causes is a key step in crafting health care delivery and policy solutions at the state or federal level. This data brief […]
CDC Levels of Care Assessment Tool (CDC LOCATe)
In addition to standardized clinical level of care assessment tools, the CDC makes available assessment outcome data for participating states, which can be used in conjunction with vital records data […]
Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Environmental Scan
Conducted by multiple stakeholders, this environmental scan describes the methodology and findings to identify definitions, risk factors, processes, and innovations relevant to maternal morbidity and mortality care delivery and measurement. […]
Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System (PMSS)
Data at the national and state levels on pregnancy-related deaths.
Analysis of Federal Bills to Strengthen Maternal Health Care
This handy resource describes currently enacted and proposed Federal legislation in terms of their potential impact on women’s healthcare access and maternal health outcomes.
Maternal Health in the United States: Findings from the Health Resources and Services Administration and Partners
A collection of free-to-read articles describing research regarding and initiatives to aid with maternal morality and maternal health in the United States.
Maternal Mortality Review Committees
Charts of maternal mortality review committees’ scope and structure across the U.S.
Rural Health Information Hub Topic Resources
A list of resources and information on a number of topics relevant to rural healthcare access and outcomes.
Addressing Racial Bias in Maternal Health Outcomes Through Data Disaggregation
An October 2020 webinar discussing data disaggregation as a tool to address race equity in maternal health outcomes.
AAMC Maternal Health Equity Webinar Series
A series of webinars related to race equity and maternal health (2020).
EnRICH Webinar Series
A series of webinars featuring national experts and practitionners disseminating innovative approaches to challenges in maternal and child health research and practice.
State Infant Mortality (SIM) Toolkit: A Standardized Approach for Examining Infant Mortality
A comprehensive and cross-disciplinary tollkit to enabl teams to better track and report data indicators related to infant health.
National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives
An overview and link to state sites for all Perinatal Quality Collaboratives, including examples of data-driven QI projects.
Our World in Data: Maternal Mortality
A highly visual resource of maps, data indicators, and commentary on global maternal mortality.
MCH Data Connect at Harvard School of Public Health
A searchable catalog of datasets, interactive tools, and other resources related to maternal, family, and child health.
CDC Reproductive Health Data Resource Tools
This list of data sources from the CDC includes the PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System), the Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death data and more.
Maternal Health Data Visualization, Publications, and Infographics
Maternal health, mortality, and morbidity data across all countries, with interactive maps, charts, and factsheets.
Maternal Health Data Visualization, Maps, and Factsheets
Visually compelling presentations of maternal health data from around the globe.
A Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration
This toolkit outlines strategies to center race equity across data integration projects, incuding data collection, data access, analysis, reporting, and dissemination.
Achieving Health Equity for Disadvantaged Populations
Across the nation, an unprecedented focus is being placed on achieving the goal of health equity. This goal requires acquiring, aggregating, and analyzing data on social determinants of health to […]
NOWHERE TO GO: MATERNITY CARE DESERTS ACROSS THE U.S. (2020 REPORT)
This report describes the maternity care desert status of all U.S. counties based on the most recent data on the availability of hospitals, birth centers, health care providers and health […]
Tribally-led Maternal Mortality Review Committees
With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health, NIHB is working to assist Tribes and Tribal organizations in exploring the possibilities of designing and […]
CDC Maternal Mortality Reports
This website from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics includes maternal mortality statistics, review of data quality, and new coding criteria.
MMRIA/Review to Action
Review to Action promotes the maternal mortality review process as the best way to understand why maternal mortality in the United States is increasing and prioritize interventions to improve maternal […]
Community Tool Box
Module 12 is Evaluating the Initiative
The MCH Navigator
The website has a variety of learning resources as well as videos, modules on multiple topics – self-directed, semi-structured learning, etc.