Risk-appropriate care is a key strategy to improve maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality rates by ensuring high-risk pregnant people and infants receive care at a birth facility that is best prepared to meet their needs. ASTHO brings together experts to address gaps in knowledge and advance neonatal and maternal levels of care. ASTHO works with state and territorial health agencies, neonatologists, obstetricians, and other experts to examine existing research, implement tools like the CDC Levels of Care Assessment Tool (LOCATe), and develop policy and regulation.
Evidence-Informed Substance Use Disorder Policies for Maternal and Child Populations
Discusses the gendered and racialized impacts of substance use and child maltreatment policies and offers four considerations to policymakers as they look to create effective, meaningful policy to improve outcomes for women and families impacted by substance use disorders.View the brief