KRC Articles

Making Amends: Recommended Strategies and Actions to Improve the Health and Safety of American Indian and Alaska Native Mothers and Infants

Authors: U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality (ACIMM)

Publication Year: 2022

Last Updated: December 2022

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Keywords: Awareness; Ethnicity; Federal Health Care; Health Care Access; Health Disparities; IHS; Infant Mortality; Medicare; Medicaid; Minority Groups; Misclassification of AI/AN; Pregnancy; Women's Health; Social Determinants of Health

 

Short Abstract: Report submitted in to US HHS Secretary with recommendations for the federal government to reconcile past actions and step up to the obligations to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Recommendations are based on the findings of previous reports on the health of AI/AN people, populations, and communities, ACIMM’s analysis of maternal health and birth outcome-related data, presentations by representatives of federal health programs, and the testimony and input of over 88 individuals with relevant lived and professional experience.

 

Abstract: Report submitted in to US HHS Secretary with recommendations for the federal government to reconcile past actions and step up to the obligations to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Recommendations are based on the findings of previous reports on the health of AI/AN people, populations, and communities, ACIMM’s analysis of maternal health and birth outcome-related data, presentations by representatives of federal health programs, and the testimony and input of over 88 individuals with relevant lived and professional experience. 59 strategies are offered to support three overarching recommendations: I. Make the health and safety of AI/AN mothers and infants a priority for action. II. Improve the living conditions of AI/AN mothers and infants and assure universal access to high quality healthcare III. Address urgent and immediate challenges that disproportionately affect AI/AN women before, during, and after pregnancy.

 

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Source: https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hrsa/advisory-committees/infant-mortality/birth-outcomes-AI-AN-mothers-infants.pdf

Type of Resource: Report

Maternal Mortality Among American Indian/Alaska Native Women in Arizona

Authors: Arizona Department of Health Services

Publication Year: 2021

Last Updated: December 2021

Keywords: Infant Mortality; Pregnancy; Women's Health; Maternal Health

 

Short Abstract: This document is an overview of AI/AN maternal mortality and morbidity in Arizona with statistics from 2016-2018 Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) reviewed deaths in Arizona of women 15-49 years old with a pregnancy in the previous 365 days.

 

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Source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XYFEeAQMkCURCWK7cI5xX-tSkrzKSsTX/view

Type of Resource: Fact sheets

Report on Maternal Mortality (2016-2017) and Severe Maternal Morbidity (2016-2019) in Arizona

Authors: Arizona Department of Health Services

Publication Year: 2020

Last Updated: December 2020

Keywords: Infant Mortality; Pregnancy; Women's Health; Maternal Health

 

Short Abstract: The findings in this report related to maternal mortality were derived from the CDC's Review to Action methods, which the Arizona Department of Health Services adopted in 2018. These methods differ from the methods used to review and report on maternal mortality in Arizona between 2012-2015. For this reason, maternal mortality findings between 2016-2017 should not be compared to findings reported in Arizona’s report on 2012-2015 maternal mortality, and instead, should be considered baseline data for future reporting.

 

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Type of Resource: Other