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North Dakota is the state with the 6th highest number of people living in maternal care “wildernesses”

North Dakota is the state with the 6th highest number of people living in maternal care “wildernesses”

STACKER — Compared to other developed countries, the United States consistently ranks among the worst countries for maternal and child health outcomes. Birth outcomes are often tied to the circumstances of the birthing parent, fueling wide disparities across geography, demographics and income. Research has shown that access to prenatal care, family planning services and other …

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13.1% of babies born in Alabama are premature, which means they were born before 37 weeks of pregnancy.  This often leads to health risks that would otherwise be preventable.

Maternal and child health at risk in Alabama as health care deserts worsen

Maternal and child health in Alabama again ranks among the worst in the United States, according to a new annual March of Dimes study. The nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of mothers and babies in the United States released its 2022 report card this month, giving Alabama a failing grade for its rate …

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Illustration: Pharmacy deserts

The “pharmaceutical deserts” map promotes a fundamental right: access to medicines

USC’s Dima M. Qato has spent more than a decade working as a community pharmacist and public health advocate in underserved refugee and immigrant communities in Chicago. Through her experiences and training in public health, Qato — the daughter of a pharmacist and now an associate professor at the USC School of Pharmacy — has …

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