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A Strong Start in Life: How Public Health Policies Affect the Well-Being of Pregnancies and Families Report
A mother kisses her child as her midwife examines her at a birthing center in South Los Angeles.

A Strong Start in Life: How Public Health Policies Affect the Well-Being of Pregnancies and Families

Understanding how the key social determinants of health—including housing, employment, and education—affect perinatal health is critical to ensuring that federal policies support healthy babies and families.

Building on the ACA: Administrative Actions to Improve Maternal Health Report

Building on the ACA: Administrative Actions to Improve Maternal Health

The United States’ maternal health crisis demands federal and state action to improve coverage, the delivery of care, and pregnancy outcomes. The cost of inaction will almost certainly be dire.

Jamille Fields Allsbrook, Osub Ahmed

Policymakers Must Fund Home Visiting Programs During COVID-19 Report
A father helps his 1-year-old daughter walk as a family support worker visits the family's home, May 2013, in Virginia. (Getty/Matt McClain)

Policymakers Must Fund Home Visiting Programs During COVID-19

In states and tribal communities across the country, home visitors continue to support families’ basic needs and emotional well-being throughout a period of high stress and economic instability brought on by the pandemic and recession.

Cristina Novoa

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