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Advancing New Federal and State Policies to Improve Maternal and Infant Health and Health Care

  A Convening Hosted by NEHI in Partnership with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation ( NEHI ) hosted a stakeholder convening in partnership with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on December 12, 2018, at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, DC. More than 50 participants c...

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  A Convening Hosted by NEHI in Partnership with Merck for Mothers The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation ( NEHI ) hosted a stakeholder convening in partnership with Merck for Mothers . More than 75 participants explored a wide range of maternal and infant health and healthcare issues on December 11, 2018, at the Kaiser Permanente Cen...

Dr. Marthe (Margje) Haverkamp Dr. Marthe (Margje) Haverkamp is a Dutch doctor/researcher working in the U.S. dedicated to improving healthcare on every continent. "Women have   to help each other in crucial steps of our careers. I love to use the wisdom of women-leaders in this network and offer them my insights going forward. That i...

Dr. Danette Glassy is our Inaugural profile for this Spotlight Forum. This Forum is an initiative of the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal), a supporting organization of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in Pittsburgh. WHAMglobal is committed to profiling members of WHAMglobal; the International Women's Forum (IWF) special int...

2018 has been an incredible year for the Women's Health Activist Movement (WHAMglobal). Thank you for being a part of the movement! In 2018, there has been an incredible amount of momentum around reducing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. This year, WHAMglobal was busy advocating for changes to improve maternal health. Below is a list of...

Throughout 2018, a number of strides were made to improve maternal health in the United States and Pennsylvania. This blog outlines some of the key legislative victories of the year. Pennsylvania Establishes a Maternal Moratality Review Committee (MMRC) - Earlier this year, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 24 of 2018, which established a Maternal Morta...

 1. " Why America's Black Mothers and Babies are in a Life-or-Death Crisis " - New York Times Magazine 2. " Lost Mothers " - ProPublica 3. " Why giving birth in the U.S. is surprisingly deadly " - National Geographic  4. " Deadly Deliveries: How hospitals are failing new moms " - USA Today  5. " The battle against infant mortality in...