Maternity Action Plan

The Quality Institute released the Maternity Action Plan (“MAP”), a holistic approach to combatting maternal mortality and morbidity. The MAP provides a directional path forward in four critical ways to address New Jersey’s maternal health crisis, which is particularly devastating for Black women, who experience maternal mortality and morbidity at 7 times higher rates than their white counterparts. By using the MAP, together we will make New Jersey the safest and most equitable place for pregnant individuals to give birth and raise children.

MAP Key Themes

Maternity Action Plan Overview

Build the Maternity Workforce Needed to Achieve Birth Equity

Collect and Use Data to Improve Equity and Quality

Reform Payment Systems to Drive High Quality Holistic Maternal Infant Care

Improve Community-Based Social Supports