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Resources by Topic: Prenatal care and obstetrics

Differences Between Rural and Urban Areas in Mortality Rates for the Leading Causes of Infant Death: United States, 2013–2015
Examines mortality rates for the five leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death for rural, small and medium urban, and large urban counties, based on location of the mother's residence. Causes examined are congenital malformations, low birthweight, sudden infant death syndrome, maternal complications, and unintentional injuries.
Additional links: Questions for the Author, NCHStats blog
Author(s): Danielle M. Ely, Donna L. Hoyert
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Challenges Related to Pregnancy and Returning to Work after Childbirth in a Rural, Tourism-Dependent Community
Discusses the challenges related to pregnancy and returning to work after childbirth in rural, tourism-dependent communities. Examines the issues of pregnancy timing and maternity leave, breastfeeding support, and child care, providing recommendations for improving conditions in each area. Results are based on a focus group of 6 women, which included 3 mothers and 3 pregnant women.
Author(s): Amanda Corbett, Carrie Henning-Smith, Kristin DeArruda Wharton, Katy Kozhimannil
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Health Equity in New Mexico: 12th Edition
Provides information about the health status of various population groups throughout New Mexico and educates readers on the state's health equity issues. Designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders implement strategies that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Includes information and statistics specific to New Mexico's rural regions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Rural Health Research Recap: Effects of Rural Hospital Closures
Summarizes key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on the effects of rural hospital closures. Examines rural hospital closures and conversions, payment models, the loss of obstetric services, and more. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Marshall Islands State Snapshot: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Guam State Snapshot: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - American Samoa State Snapshot: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Virgin Islands, State Snapshot: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Puerto Rico, State Snapshot: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Palau, State Snapshot: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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