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Helping State Medicaid Programs Better Address Women's Health Needs

A number of state Medicaid agencies are exploring efforts to improve the quality and continuity of health care delivered to women of childbearing age, particularly given the high rates of maternal and infant mortality and preterm births in the United States. In a new issue brief, policy expert Kay Johnson discusses findings from a project sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in which seven state Medicaid agencies identified promising strategies to improve the health of women prior to and between pregnancies.

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