Evidence-Based Practices

The Maternal Health Network has identified numerous evidence-based practices to inform maternal health that can be used to support the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan. Click on the dropdown arrows below to learn more about the best-practices used to support maternal health. 


Data Sufficiency

Increase reliable, timely and comprehensive data collection efforts across the maternal health network to drive quality improvement and decision making.


Provider Capacity

Equip the Maternal Health Network with a sufficient workforce to meet community needs in a culturally competent fashion.



Ensure there will be equity in experiences and outcomes amongst African American/Black families engaged in the maternal health system as compared to other groups.


Early Identification of Risk

Increase early screenings and connection to care for families with high risk pregnancies and ensure they know about and engage in healthy habits before, during and directly following pregnancy.


Access to Community Resources

Improve coordination of care and cross collaboration between sector providers and county coalitions so that families will know about and will be able to access services that meet their full range of needs.