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Maternal and Infant Health: Expanding Access and Quality of Care

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Maternal and Infant Health: Expanding Access and Quality of Care


The third roundtable of the New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Initiative on maternal and infant health took place in Detroit, Michigan, presided by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The roundtable identified the barriers for mothers and families seeking care and surfaced opportunities for states and health systems to mitigate challenges, ensuring better access to high quality care for moms and babies. This discussion brought to light issues related to maternity care quality improvement initiatives in states, work to further grow and diversify the perinatal workforce to create the access to the types of care that families are seeking, and the importance of access to wholistic maternity care that includes mental health, physical health, and the social determinants of health.  This is the third in the series of four roundtables occurring over the first half of 2023.  

The roundtable discussion on Expanding Access and Quality of Care raised eight key themes:   

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