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In the Spotlight
Improving Women's Health: Better Support Through Pregnancy and Beyond
The authors of this article published by The Commonwealth Fund examine efforts to improve women's health by wrapping more supportive services around women who are at heightened risk due to their social or medical needs, and by stepping up support for months or even years after childbirth.
Putting Always Events at the Center of Patient-Centered Care
The Always Events® approach to co-design compels health care providers to hear directly from patients and families about the aspects of the care experience that are so important they must be performed consistently for every individual, every time. An IHI blog post describes how Always Events has spread to 135 organizations throughout NHS England.
Giving Voice to Mothers Study: Inequity and Mistreatment During Pregnancy and Childbirth in the US
A recent study published in
found that 1 in 6 American women surveyed reported experiencing mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth, with rates even higher for certain racial groups. Researchers increasingly understand that maternal mistreatment is linked to poorer health outcomes for women, and often leads to the misses and near misses that harm moms and babies.
Ask "What Matters to You?" When It Matters Most
In this IHI blog post, Dr. Michael Barry urges health care providers to ask patients, "What matters to you?" By doing this, providers can ensure that patients are more likely to make medical decisions that align with their values and life goals.