MDMOM HOSPITAL INITIATIVE
Mothers are dying of preventable causes in Maryland.
- In Maryland, maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity are consistently higher than national averages.
- Each year, approximately 1,500 mothers experience a life-threatining pregnancy or delivery complication.
- Unintentional drug overdose has been the leading cause of death in the year following pregnancy for five consecutive years.
- Over 80% of maternal deaths are preventable or potentially preventable.
Significant racial/ethnic disparities exist
- Non-Hispanic Black women experience pregnancy-related mortality at 2.6 times the rate of non-Hispanic White women.
- Non-Hispanic Black women experience severe maternal morbidity at disproportionately high rates.
THE MDMOM HOSPITAL INITIATIVE WILL PROMOTE EQUITY AND SAFETY THROUGH QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES THAT ADDRESS THE CONDITIONS PLACING MARYLAND MOTHERS' LIVES AT RISK
ONLINE TRAININGS: 2021
BREAKING THROUGH IMPLICIT BIAS IN MATERNAL HEALTHCARE
LEARNING FROM ADVERSE MATERNAL EVENTS IN MARYLAND
MANAGING BIAS IN THE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
SKILL BUILDING SESSIONS: 2021-2022
Interactive skill-building activities will expand on the online trainings. Sessions will offer opportunities for clinical application and facilitate practice changes that promote safe and equitable maternal care.
EQUITY & SAFETY TOOLKIT: 2022-2023
MDMOM will support quality improvement leaders to implement equity-focused interventions with a toolkit of best practices and resources tailored to Maryland birthing hospitals.
References & Key Resources
- Maryland Maternal Mortality Review Report, 2019.
- Reid, LD & Creanga, AA (2018). Severe maternal morbidity and related hospital quality measures in Maryland. Journal of Perinatology, 38:997-1008.
- MDMOM | Baltimore, MD
- Maryland Maternal Health Innovation Program
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- Program Areas
- Hospital Initiative
- Maternal Morbidity Surveillance
- Telemedicine Network
- Warning Signs Education