Making Pregnancy and Childbirth Safer: Insights from 12 States
AMCHP is pleased to announce the release of a new brochure developed by Merck for Mothers detailing the successes of the 12 states that participated in AMCHP's Every Mother Initiative from 2013 to2016. With Merck for Mothers' support, AMCHP strengthened the capacity of those states to understand why women were dying during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth, so that the states could implement more effective solutions.
As described in the brochure, the 12 states (Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Utah) represent one-third of the nation's four million births each year. Their maternal mortality review committees identified underlying causes of maternal death, including hypertension and hemorrhage, and uncovered emerging causes such as chronic disease, mental health issues, substance use, and domestic violence. The committees then used the insights from their individual states to design life-saving solutions for health providers, women, and communities. Contact AMCHP's Andria Cornell for more information.
AMCHP's Annual Member Assessment
AMCHP is undertaking its annual Member Assessment to learn more about how well you feel AMCHP is supporting you. It is important that we hear from you personally, so please take a few minutes to provide us with your feedback.
AMCHP will use the survey results to provide its leadership and staff with information needed to improve our member programs and services, develop new programs and services, measure satisfaction with AMCHP as a member organization, and share emerging issues and AMCHP organizational impact with funders and other stakeholders. By taking this assessment and sharing your opinion, you will help AMCHP's board of directors and staff serve you better.
Contact Charlotte Cleveland for questions or comments. Visit this link to complete the assessment.
Deadline: April 20
New CoIIN Teams Meet on Reducing Infant Mortality through Health Equity
AMCHP was pleased to recently host the first in-person meeting of the new Infant Mortality CoIIN – Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) project, where health leaders from 13 states learned more about the project and about how they can build on the work of a previous one, the SDOH Learning Network.
The overarching goal of the SDOH project is to create "systems change through developing, adopting, or improving at least two policies or practices at the state or local level which will directly impact SDOH affecting women and men of childbearing age."