As more reports come in on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, TMA has convened a task force of public health experts to help Texas physicians prepare for the next phase. We’ve started by compiling all the news and information you need right now on our online resource center. Bookmark that page as we will update it continually.
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Federal legislation could move Texas toward one of the Texas Medical Association’s long-time goals for improving maternal health – extending Medicaid postpartum coverage from two months to a full year.
In light of a low COVID-19 vaccination rate among people who are pregnant, and a recent high in COVID-19-related deaths among that population, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking health care professionals to “strongly recommend” the vaccine to people who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or might become pregnant in the future.
When it comes to health care, women have specific medical needs that require special attention, from family planning to pre- and post-menopausal care. However, a significant number of Texas women do not have health insurance to access those necessary medical services.
Read: Medicine With a Med Student: A Deep Dive Into Women’s Health Services in Texas, Part 1
Healthy Texas Women (HTW) has changed how it determines eligibility for low-income women who use the program, which could put a greater burden on physicians and other health care professionals who help patients get and stay with these services.
The Council on Science and Public Health and the Committee on Reproductive, Women’s, and Perinatal Health are joining with the Council on Legislation, and the Select Committee on Medicaid, CHIP, and the Uninsured to convene the Maternal Health Congress on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at TMA. Recognizing the complex social, medical, economic, and public health issues associated with poor maternal health, TMA President Carlos J. Cardenas formed this physician-led congress to build a legislative platform on maternal health in time for the 86th legislative session. Invited TMA members and health care organizations will begin the day with presentations on key topics related to maternal health and then convene for a working lunch and reference committee hearing.
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Latest Womens Health Info
TMA's Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Resources
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 0 Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) – patient safety and quality improvement
Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care – Patient Safety Bundles
California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative
Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative
Every Mother Counts Collaborative
Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina
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