Why Maternal Health? The United States has the highest rates of maternal mortality and morbidity among all developed countries. In 2020, the maternal mortality rate in the United States was 23.8 per 100,000 live births1 and an estimated 50,000-60,000 pregnant people experienced severe maternal morbidity. 2 Within the United States, there are significant disparities in
Introduction: Enhanced prenatal/postnatal care home visiting programs for Medicaid-insured women have significant positive impacts on care and health outcomes. However, enhanced prenatal care participation rates are typically low, enrolling <30% of eligible women. This study investigates the impacts of a population-based systems approach on timely enhanced prenatal care participation and other healthcare utilization.
Nearly 60 years ago, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. presented an unclouded vision, one that challenged U.S. society to pursue racial justice, at its roots. He called for the dismantling of systems that work to uphold inequity and injustice, as Black and Brown people could not, and still cannot, do this work alone.