Maternal and Infant Health


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

Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity Fact Sheet

Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Alleviating stark disparities in health coverage, chronic health conditions, mental health, and mortality across racial and ethnic groups in the United States will require deliberate and long-term efforts.

Sofia Carratala, Connor Maxwell

Community-Based Doulas and Midwives Report
Joey McLeister/Star Tribune Minneapolis,Mn.,Thurs.,April 22, 2004--(Left to right) Hawa Ade was Muna Said Mohamed's doula for the birth of her eighth baby, two-month-old Mariam Mohamed at Fairview University Hospital.  Ade is a doula at Hennepin County Medical Center, too.  Mohamed said she was grateful for the massages from Ade which eased the pain of labor. GENERAL INFORMATION: At Fairview University Hospital, Somali women are helped by Somali doulas before and during birth. (Photo by JOEY MCLEISTER/Star Tribune via Getty Images) (A doula sits with a mother and her 2-month-old baby at a hospital in Minneapolis, April 2004.)

Community-Based Doulas and Midwives

The coronavirus pandemic further emphasizes the need for a range of accessible, affordable options for pregnancy-related care and support.

Nora Ellmann

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