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Rural Maternal Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Maternal Health.

Birthing-Friendly Hospitals and Health Systems
Interactive tool identifying hospitals and health systems that have been designated as "Birthing-Friendly" by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System
Provides information on trends and statistics regarding pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. Includes mortality rates by race/ethnicity, causes, and rural versus urban location.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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March of Dimes Maternity Care Deserts Dashboard
Depicts county-level access to maternity care, access to hospitals with obstetric care or birth centers, and access to obstetric providers across the U.S. Allows user to select for demographic information such as age, race/ethnicity, education and household composition, and prevalence of health conditions and behaviors. Includes data on total births by county.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: March of Dimes
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Maternal and Infant Health Mapping Tool
Map-based access to county-level data on maternal health, infant health, and health resources. Includes data on pre-pregnancy health status, preterm births, infant mortality, access to prenatal care, availability of providers, health insurance coverage, demographics, and more.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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PeriStats
Provides access to data on maternal and infant health. Includes information on preterm birth, birthweight, infant mortality, delivery method, prenatal care, health insurance coverage, and more. Some data are available at the county level.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: March of Dimes
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Last Updated: 5/8/2024