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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Office of the Surgeon General

Last Reviewed: December 2020

This Call to Action seeks to engage individuals, organizations, and communities in acting to improve women’s health before, during, and after pregnancy. It highlights strategies to address: 

  • Maternal death rates
  • Severe rates of disease among mothers 
  • Disparities in outcomes for different groups of mothers, along with contributing factors
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Surgeon General. (2020). The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/call-to-action-maternal-health.pdf [PDF - 15.4 MB]