MDMOM HOSPITAL INITIATIVE


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.
Maryland House Bill 837 mandates implicit bias training for perinatal providers by the end of 2021.

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
MDMOM will host three trainings on its learning management system, accessible for free to all clinical staff of Maryland's birthing hospitals.
Participating hospitals can access MDMOM trainings here. Contact MDMOM for more informaiton

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.

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References & Key Resources

  1. Maryland Maternal Mortality Review Report, 2019.
  2. Reid, LD & Creanga, AA (2018). Severe maternal morbidity and related hospital quality measures in Maryland. Journal of Perinatology, 38:997-1008.
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