In December 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a new plan and partnership to address maternal mortality. The plan includes a bold goal ofreducing the U.S. maternal mortality rate by 50% by 2025. Key HHS offices involved include the Surgeon General’s office and the Office On Women’s Health. Watch the webinar HERE.
Acknowledges the factors contributing to the high US maternal mortality rate and provides an action plan to address risk factors before and during pregnancy, improve the quality of and access to maternity and postpartum care, and support research to fill gaps in current evidence.
Provides a call to action by the U.S. Surgeon Generalwith guidance on improving maternal health at all levels: women and families; states, tribes, and local communities; health-care professionals and systems; employers, payors, researchers, and innovators.