National Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis

Posted 7/6/2022

Investment in rural maternal care is a featured priority of the new all-of-government approach to high rates of maternal mortality across the United States.  The plan announced last week stresses more staff and capabilities for rural obstetrics and increased funding of the HRSA/FORHP-supported Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program.  A 2019 study from the Rural Health Research Gateway found a greater number of potentially life-threatening complications with childbirth in rural areas.