Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Grassroots Network: Milbank Report on Evidence-Based Maternity Care

Dear Friends,

I have just received the e-mail below from Carol Sakala of Childbirth Connection announcing the release of this new Milbank Report. I've only glanced through, and it looks like it will be a gold mine of data and figures to make the case for maternity care reforms, in addition to its analyses and policy recommendations!

The authors are Carol Sakala and Maureen Corey, senior staff at Childbirth Connection.

The entire 128-page report is on the Childbirth Connection website, free! Do read it!

Susan Hodges, "gatekeeper"

Dear Friends,

I am writing to announce the release today of a new report, Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve.

The report takes stock of the U.S. maternity care system, identifies many opportunities for improving the quality, outcomes, and value of maternity care, and presents policy recommendations. It was developed through a collaboration among Childbirth Connection, the Reforming States Group, and the Milbank Memorial Fund.

For access to the report, please go here
(this appears within a new section on our website, Maternity Quality Matters).

The report was covered in two articles in today's USA Today:

Consumer Reports also posted an article and a quiz.

We would be grateful for your help in alerting colleagues to the availability of Evidence-Based Maternity Care.

Best wishes,

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