New Chicago-based Community Initiative Aims to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes


CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), AllianceChicago, EverThrive Illinois, the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative and other community partners have joined forces to combat the maternal mortality crisis in Chicago. The newly formed Chicago Collaborative for Maternal Health (CCMH) is one of nine innovative, evidence-based community solutions in cities throughout the U.S. to receive funding through the Safer Childbirth Cities* initiative with a goal of improving maternal health outcomes.

“It is a privilege to bring together organizations and stakeholders across Chicago to collectively invest their time and effort towards a unified maternal health effort,” said Dr. Lisa Masinter, Director of Research at AllianceChicago and practicing obstetrician/gynecologist. “So many of us are working on this issue in our own way and we believe this collaboration will prove essential to both improve our understanding of the complexities underlying maternal mortality and our ability to address them.”

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