Reducing Maternal Mortality and Reducing Severe Maternal Morbidity in Newark
Our Goal: To support efforts to address the problem of maternal mortality and disparities in maternal mortality rates as a public health crisis in New Jersey and to make New Jersey the safest place in the US to have a baby.
Project Description: This project is part of the national Merck for Mothers Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative (SCCI), with ten cities across the country participating. The two-year grant to the Greater Newark Health Care Coalition is designed to support efforts to educate healthcare providers on best practices for maternity care, provide services to women at risk of adverse birth outcomes, and develop a public awareness campaign to increase women’s awareness of serious complications associated with pregnancy and the postnatal period.
About the Grantee: The Greater Newark Health Care Coalition is a group of Newark-area hospitals, primary care practitioners, specialists, behavioral health providers, and community organizations committed to improving the quality of care for local residents enrolled in Medicaid while controlling the overall cost of care. Learn more about the Greater Newark Health Care Coalition. Learn more about the Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative.