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IAMHP Latest Insights - May 2022

03 Jun 2022 1:07 PM | IAMHP Support (Administrator)

This past month, IAMHP continued our second quarter focus on Maternal Health. Each quarter this year, IAMHP will highlight a pillar that remains a priority for the Medicaid health plans and the state of Illinois.  The Maternal Health crisis is an epidemic that needs to be addressed not only within the vulnerable populations we serve through the Medicaid program, but across the board.

Women of color, especially black women, have a 3-4 times higher chance of dying during childbirth, or due to a pregnancy related cause.  Half of the births in Illinois are supported by the Medicaid program.  Given the increase over time and persistent racial/ethnic disparities in maternal mortality in the United States, it is vital that we better understand the causes of and contributors to this public health crisis. 

IAMHP is proud to partner with stakeholders who are making strides toward improving maternal health outcomes.  Here are some highlights of the work they are doing in the maternal health space. 

As always, be well and stay safe.  

The IAMHP Team

Improving Access to Reproductive Healtcare in Underserved Communities

In this episode of Sam Says, Bruno Van Tuykom, CEO of TwentyEight Health, an IAMHP Trusted Parther, sits down to talk with Sam about improving access to reproductive healthcare in underserved communities. 

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Understanding the Work of the ILPQC and How They Engage with OBGYNs

Patricia Ann Lee King, State Project Director and Quality Lead for the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative, joins Sam in this episode to talk about the Collaborative's work in the maternal health space and how they partner with providers to improve maternal health outcomes in Illinois.

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Remote Monitoring and
Prenatal Televisits

Dr. Sam Robinson (Founder and President), and Carla Robinson (CEO) of IAMHP Trusted Partner Canary Telehealth, join Sam to discuss all of the work they are doing to address maternal health crises through telehealth.

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How Smart Technology Can
Address Maternal Helath

Deborah Stewart, CEO of Finity Communications (an IAMHP Trusted Partner), sits down with Sam to talk about how smart technology can help to improve maternal health outcomes.

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Closing the Gaps in Maternal Health Through Home Visits and Telehealth

Ashley Gomez, Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Cayaba Care (an IAMHP Trusted Partner), joins Sam to discuss closing the gaps in maternal healthcare through community care-based models, home visits and telemedicine.

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Maternal Health Disparities - Confronting Racial Inequities

IAMHP and its member Medicaid health plans are proud to work with our Trusted Partners to address maternal health disparities and improve health outcomes in our communities. Dr. Fleming from the Cayaba Care team discusses community partnerships with organizations and health plans to address racial inequities in maternal health, and the importance and impact of community based care.

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