Governor Northam Announces Goal to Eliminate Racial Disparity in Virginia Maternal Mortality Rate by 2025

“The Northam administration and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association are also committed to form a collaborative with ten Virginia hospitals and their ambulatory providers to implement evidence-based, culturally sensitive training, education, and best practices. The Virginia Department of Health will support hospitals with data collection, onboarding, coaching, and technical assistance.” Read more.

Northam wants to spend $22 million to reduce women’s deaths after childbirth

“Northam said studies have show many new mothers’ lingering health issues — sometimes fatal — can persist well after two months from giving birth. A review by the Virginia Maternal Mortality Review Team found the majority of pregnancy-associated deaths occur more than 43 days after pregnancy.” Read more.

Perinatal & Infant Mortality Summit

Please join us for the Perinatal and Infant Mortality Summit.The summit will be held on February 24, 2020 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Richmond. Register here.