This project will support informed understanding of policy developments related to maternal health. The work will primarily be based on monitoring, analysis, and synthesis of legislative and executive branch activity, reports from policy experts, and related data. Key tasks include: monitor policy developments related to maternal health, including legislative action in Congress, federal administrative agency actions, and state policy developments; prepare eight blog posts related to maternal health policy for the Commonwealth Fund; review or coauthor other materials related to maternal health, as developed by Commonwealth Fund staff or grantees; participate in regular meetings (by telephone or Internet communications) with Commonwealth Fund staff; and provide strategic guidance to Commonwealth Fund staff working on related efforts.