As Skepticism for Value-Based Care Increases, Here’s a Practical, Common Sense Case for a Value-Based Approach in Maternal Health
After years of relentless buzz and momentum, we are entering an age of skepticism for value-based care. But there is a solid, common sense case to be made for value-based models, particularly in maternal health. The time to move toward value is now.
One Patient’s Search for Equitable Care, and How We Can Collectively Support Advances in Maternal Health Equity for Women of Color
In this blog, you'll hear the story of one family's struggle to find equitable care during a high-risk pregnancy. The lessons learned from this experience are widely applicable for broadly and effecdtively addressing maternal health equity in the U.S.
No More Patience, No More Pilots. A Call to Action for How We Approach Maternal Health in the United States
The National Center for Health Statistics recently reported a 40 percent increase in maternal deaths in the U.S. in 2021. Wildflower founder Leah Sparks reflects on these heartbreaking results and issues a call to action to the healthcare industry to improve maternal health outcomes. The time for patience is over. Progress is no longer enough. What we need now is transformation.
Four Myths, One Truth and the Way Forward for Addressing Maternity Deserts with Technology: Highlights from an Expert Maternal Health Panel
During a recent webinar organized by Thinc, an expert panel dispelled myths and shared best practices for using technology to close gaps in maternity care access. Here's a summary of the session and a link to the full recording.
Can Health Advocates Positively Impact Maternal Health Outcomes? A New Role is Emerging as an Extension of Clinical Teams
Using health advocates to augment OB-GYN bandwidth is a growing strategy in the quest for improved maternal health outcomes. Here are keys to success for organizations who are considering using health advocates as an additional layer of support for women.
Overcoming SDoH Needs to Support Healthy Mothers and Babies: Key Priorities for the Future of Maternal Health
The recent Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies (TCHMB) 2023 Summit offered insights and opportunities for addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) as a key strategy for improving maternal and neonatal health outcomes. Here is a summary of themes and thoughts from the meeting.