Maryland Maternal Health Task Force
The Maryland Maternal Health Task Force was convened by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to address the needs of pregnant and postpartum women in Maryland. The Task Force is chaired by MDH and brings together a diverse group of key stakeholders, including officials from state health governing bodies, departments, and agencies; professional organizations; maternity health care providers; insurance payers; patient advocacy groups; and local community organizations.
The purpose of the Maryland Maternal Health Task Force is to advise and make recommendations to the Maryland Department of Health in order to:
- Identify gaps in state maternal health data, delivery of and access to quality perinatal health services and health policies for pregnant and postpartum women;
- Develop a 5-year Strategic Plan to improve maternal health in Maryland, building on the 2020 Maryland Title V Needs Assessment, which has identified workplans of on-going maternal health programs in the state and maternal health data;
- Engage, support and monitor implementation of maternal health programs in the state of Maryland;
- Assist with dissemination of maternal health program findings and lessons learned in Maryland and beyond; and
- Develop a Sustainability Plan to ensure continuity of work towards improving maternal health in the state of Maryland.
Task Force members have been assigned to workgroups with the purpose of soliciting feedback and recommendations that will contribute to the development of a 5- year Maryland Maternal Health Strategic Plan. Task Force workgroups were formed around important focus areas: 1) maternal health data, 2) telemedicine, 3) quality improvement, 4) training innovation, and 5) policy.
March 30, 2020
April 30, 2020
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