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Maternal Health

Goal leaders

Dr. Michael Warren

Associate Administrator

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS)

Dr. Wanda Barfield


Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS)

Dr. Andre Chappel


Division of Public Health Services, Office of Health Policy, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (HHS)

To achieve

Improve maternal health and advance health equity across the life course by assuring the equitable provision of evidence-based high-quality care and addressing racism, discrimination, and other biases. By September 30, 2023, HHS will:

  • Increase by 10% the number of hospitals participating in Perinatal Quality Collaboratives engaged in data-informed quality improvement efforts to address the drivers of maternal mortality and achieve equity
  • Increase by 10% the number of birthing facilities that are participating in the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health
  • Increase by 20% the number of pregnant and postpartum people, their support networks, and providers reached by HHS messages about urgent maternal warning signs