The United States has the worst maternal mortality rates of any wealthy nation. For Black Americans, maternal mortality has reached crisis proportions. The Commonwealth Fund seeks out innovative national, state, and local approaches to improving maternal health.
Severe maternal morbidity affects as many as 60,000 women each year, and numbers are increasing; many cases can be avoided with timely, appropriate care.
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Featured Map: What are states doing to improve maternal health?
Maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the U.S. are unacceptably high, and there are striking disparities by race. So what are states doing to improve maternal health? The Center for Health Care Strategies, with support from the Commonwealth Fund, created this interactive online data resource that allows for tracking of state maternal health policies.