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The American Maternal Protection Program

Working to Improve the Maternal Mortalities, Morbidities, and Disparities of American: Mothers, Birthing Women, and Infants.

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The United States is facing a critical maternal crisis, as maternal mortality and morbidity rates have surged over the past two decades, setting an alarming contrast to the positive trends observed in other developed countries. Recent government data reveals a 14% increase in maternal deaths during the first years of the pandemic, underlining the urgency of addressing this issue.


Shockingly, the maternal mortality rate for Black women is nearly three times higher than that for white women, and American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) women face an even more dire situation, being three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth complications.

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The disparities in maternal health outcomes are deeply rooted in various factors, including variations in healthcare quality, underlying chronic conditions, structural racism, and implicit bias. Social determinants of health further exacerbate these challenges, limiting opportunities for fair economic, physical, and emotional health, especially for racial and ethnic minority groups. Black women and AIAN women, in particular, are disproportionately affected, facing higher rates of severe maternal morbidity and mortality compared to their white counterparts.

Challenges &


Action Plan

WMHO's American Maternal Infant Protection Program, has developed a comprehensive initiative aimed at revolutionizing maternal healthcare and ensuring equitable access to quality care for all mothers.

Key Pillars of the Program:

  1. Access to Quality Healthcare:

    • Enhance healthcare infrastructure nationwide to provide accessible and high-quality maternal care.

    • Implement measures to eliminate disparities in healthcare delivery and outcomes, ensuring that every mother receives the best possible care.

  1. Community Outreach and Education:

    • Develop educational initiatives to raise awareness about maternal health, with a focus on communities experiencing higher rates of maternal morbidity and mortality.

    • Engage community leaders and healthcare professionals to promote culturally competent care, fostering trust and understanding.

  1. Implicit Bias Training:

    • Implement comprehensive training programs for healthcare professionals to address implicit bias and ensure patient-centered, unbiased care.

    • Encourage diversity and inclusion in the healthcare workforce to better reflect and understand the diverse communities they serve.

  1. Social Determinants of Health:

    • Collaborate with community organizations to address social determinants of health, including economic disparities and housing insecurity.

    • Create a more conducive environment for maternal well-being by addressing underlying social factors that contribute to health disparities.

  1. Research and Data Collection:

    • Invest in research to better understand the root causes of maternal health disparities and develop evidence-based interventions.

    • Establish a robust data collection system to monitor progress, identify areas for improvement, and refine strategies over time.

In Conclusion, The American Maternal Infant Protection Program represents a transformative step towards combatting the maternal crisis in the nation. By addressing systemic issues, promoting equitable access to healthcare, and fostering a culture of inclusivity and understanding, this program aspires to reverse troubling trends and create a healthier future for mothers of all backgrounds. It stands as a testament to the United States government's commitment to ensuring that every woman, regardless of race or ethnicity, receives the care and support she needs during the pivotal journey of motherhood.

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