HHS Launches New Postpartum Maternal Health Collaboration

National Governors Association simultaneously launched a related Policy Learning Collaborative.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the Postpartum Maternal Health Collaborative this week. The new initiative will bring all levels of government together to address maternal mortality in the United States. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra met state leaders and representatives from the National Governors Association to announce the collaborative effort, which will initially operate in six states: Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, and New Mexico.

The department stated, “This new collaborative seeks to bring together state experts, local providers, community partners, and federal experts to develop a better understanding of the challenges being experienced among the postpartum population and support new solutions that will improve postpartum mortality.”

The department added, “In conjunction with this new HHS collaborative, the National Governors Association launched their Improving Maternal and Child Health in Rural America State and Territory Policy Learning Collaborative. This new initiative will focus on implementing policy changes to improve maternal and child health outcomes in rural America.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Becerra as he collaborates with state leaders regarding maternal health.
  • For HHS officials as they seek to improve the postpartum health of mothers.

Sources: Department of Health and Human Services


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