Tackling Maternal Mortality
The Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas AIM (Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health) have come together to reduce maternal mortality in Texas. Many hospitals with maternity services are standardizing routines with simple checklists. These procedures, backed in science, can protect mothers from preventable pregnancy-related deaths and save lives.
For low-income women, who are at greater risk, family planning programs like Healthy Texas Women and the Family Planning Program provide screenings to detect high blood pressure, depression, and substance abuse, in order to refer women to treatment.
HFTX’s Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition (TWHC) continues their work to improve access to preventive care – including effective contraception – for all Texas women. These programs are critical to give women access to screenings (and contraception to avoid unplanned pregnancies).