Medicaid Funding for Home Visiting: Time to Scale What Works for Young Children and Families

As more states adopt Medicaid’s postpartum extension, making health coverage work for postpartum people and their newborns requires dedicated attention by states on the best ways to ensure mom and child get the right care at the right time.  One popular, evidence-based intervention for young families is home visiting. The approach typically includes some combination […]

State Medicaid and CHIP Options Can Help Address Maternal Health Crisis and Eliminate Racial Health Inequities

Two Say Ahh! blogs published during Black Maternal Health Week this April–one from Marquita Little Numan reflecting on her personal birth story and another by Tanesha Mondestin on the Black Mamas Matter Alliance policy agenda – underscored the need for significant policy change to address the ongoing maternal health crisis facing our country, where Black […]

New Brief: States Focus on Improving Maternal Health Outcomes Amid Worsening Maternal Mortality Crisis

The U.S. continues to experience a worsening maternal mortality crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the maternal mortality rate for all women nearly doubled between 2018 to 2021, climbing from 17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 births in 2018 to 32.9 maternal deaths […]