The MHN constantly scans the maternal health field for new information on maternal and infant health and outcomes.
Articles specific to prenatal and postpartum healthcare, wellness, and outcomes are available below.
Toolkits and Other Resources
The Maternal Health Network seeks to promote existing tools and best practices utilized by our partners to ensure continuity of care. A variety of toolkits and other best-practice resources that can support providers working with families who are planning to get pregnant, who are currently pregnant, or who have recently delivered a child are available below.
Black Community Education Toolkit - COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative
Many Black families and individuals have concerns and questions about COVID vaccinations. The AD Council COVID collaborative have created a toolkit to make it easy to educate your community members about COVID-19 vaccines.
California Preterm Birth Initiative
The California Preterm Birth Initiative conducts and funds transdisciplinary research across the reproductive life course to probe risk and resilience factors and to identify promising interventions that can turn the curve on the preterm birth epidemic.
Maternal and Child
Health Inequities Emerge Even Before Birth
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 was produced as part of ZERO TO THREE’s Think Babies™, with data and indicator analysis powered by Child Trends. Funding partners for the 2020 Yearbook include the Perigee Fund and the Tikun Olam Foundation. Data provided by this effort are examined in this brief to better understand the inequities that begin before birth for both infants and mothers.
Advancing Racial Equity Discussion Guide
This guide is to be used in conjunction with viewing the webinar series and includes a webinar summary, pre- and post-webinar questions, an activity and resources for each webinar in the series. Primarily designed for public health students and professionals, this guide can be used by anyone interested in having meaningful discussions about racism and racial equity.
#BMHW21 Social Media Toolkit
The fourth annual national Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) campaign, founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, will be a week of awareness, activism, and community building. This toolkit provides some sample posts and images for sharing!
Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans
The Toolkit is a comprehensive, evidence-based “how-to” guide designed to educate and motivate maternity clinicians to apply best practices for supporting vaginal birth.
Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia: A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care
The primary aim of Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia: A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care is to guide and support obstetrical providers, clinical staff, hospitals and healthcare organizations to develop methods within their facilities for timely recognition and an organized, swift response to preeclampsia.
Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit
The CMQCC OB Hemorrhage Task Force developed the Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage toolkit to help obstetrical providers, clinical staff, hospitals and healthcare organizations develop methods within their facilities for timely recognition and an organized, swift response to hemorrhage.
Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age toolkit
The CMQCC Early Elective Delivery Task Force worked collaboratively with the March of Dimes and the California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division, to create the Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age toolkit.
Improving Health Care Response to Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Toolkit
The Improving Health Care Response to Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Toolkit was developed by the Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Task Force as a resource for obstetrics, primary care and emergency medicine providers who interact with women during prenatal care or the postpartum period.
Department of Public Health Job Opening
The Department of Public Health is hiring for an MCAH Medical Director. You can access more information about the position and the application by following the link below.
PEI Outreach and Education Resources
Through targeted information and education campaigns, the Communications and Outreach Unit develops outreach and educational materials to heighten public awareness about the Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI) and provide communications technical assistance to local health departments and funded agencies.