Like Texas, California Once Had A Maternal Mortality Crisis. Here’s How The State Solved It.

Getting and using good data about maternal mortality was key to California’s success in reducing death rates.

By Ashley LopezMarch 15, 2018 8:01 am| , , ,

From KUT:

 

Part 1 of a three-part series.

An alarming number of women die while pregnant or shortly after giving birth in Texas. According to national researchers who say the U.S. as a whole has a serious problem, Texas is an “outlier” when it comes to its high rate of maternal deaths.

Last year, Texas lawmakers directed a task forceinvestigating maternal deaths to come up with best practices to curb those deaths. Experts and advocates say that task force should be looking at one state in particular: California.

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