Improving Access to Maternal Health Care in Rural Communities Webinar


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Hospital closures, shrinking budgets, a diminishing workforce and poorer health outcomes in rural areas are prompting policymakers to look for ways to boost maternal health care in the nation’s less-populated communities. Women and families living in rural areas often must drive long distances for prenatal visits, delivery and postpartum care. This webinar will highlight strategies to improve access to maternity care in rural counties. Speakers will provide examples of state actions related to coverage, workforce and remote services.

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Presentation Slides

  • Khanh Nguyen, project manager, NCSL Health Program
  • Colleen Durocher, executive director, New Mexico Rural OB Access & Maternal Services
  • Representative Kimberly Moser, Kentucky
  • Senator Cristina Castro, Illinois