The state's Medicaid-run program called Pregnancy Medical Home makes it unique. The initiative, which focuses on low-income pregnant women, aims to prevent preterm birth.
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Thanks to Medicaid financial reimbursements, any mom-to-be on Medicaid is screened for issues that could put her in danger. If doctors determine she is high risk, the patient is then connected with a pregnancy care manager, who find ways to reduce her health risks.
“By tackling women’s health problems before she goes into labor, we mitigate her risk,” Kathryn Menard, director of maternal-fetal medicine at the University of North Carolina, told Vox.
North Carolina's Perinatal Quality Collaborative is also popular. It's a program that works to improve mom and baby care.
But it isn't the only state tackling childbirth deaths. California's Maternal Quality Care Collaborative provides "toolkits" to health care professionals to help manage complications that could come along with child delivery.
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