Thursday, October 9, 2008

Evidence-Based Maternity Care

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 to

(this appears within a new section on our website, Maternity Quality Matters, at <;ck=10576&area=27> ).

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

Consumer Reports also posted an article and a quiz:

Best wishes,

Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH
Director of Programs
Childbirth Connection

Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association. Our mission is to improve the quality of maternity care through research, education, advocacy and policy. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care for all women and their families.

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