In 2010, Childbirth Connection issued the “2020 Vision for High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care” and “Blueprint for Action” charting the path to the envisioned maternity care system. These two direction-setting documents have formed the foundation of our own work and that of many other individuals and organizations over the past two years. We launched transform.childbirthconnection.org earlier this year to share this consensus vision and foster, coordinate, and accelerate maternity care quality improvement. But we have not shared much about our own work. In doing so, we have probably missed opportunities to ask for our community’s participation in shaping, joining, and complementing these efforts.
That’s why we’ve launched this blog.
The Transforming Maternity Care Blog will feature news, opinion, and analysis from our three program staff, Executive Director, Maureen Corry, Director of Programs, Carol Sakala, and Associate Director of Programs, Amy Romano, and occasionally from guest contributors. We’ll highlight innovative and effective quality improvement efforts, introduce readers to inspiring leaders and thinkers, analyze health care trends that affect childbearing women and newborns, and share opportunities and resources for all maternity care stakeholders.
In the coming weeks, you’ll read about how the patient advocacy movement is shaping health care conversations, a major partnership to implement shared decision making in maternity care, opportunities for Medicaid to drive quality improvement in maternity care, new standards for two essential tools for improvement — systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines — and more.
We hope you’ll participate in the conversation by leaving comments, sharing our posts with others, and suggesting topics of interest to you.
What would you like to read about on the TMC Blog?