A High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System Is Within Reach: Implementing the Blueprint for Action

Amy Romano, CNM, MSN presented on March 17th at 3:30pm.

In January 2010, Childbirth Connection released the Blueprint for Action: Steps Toward a High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System that answered the question: Who needs to do what, to, for, and with whom to improve maternity care quality within the next 5 years? More than 100 leading experts set out to answer this question, reaching unprecedented consensus on the steps and actions needed to reform this critical and costly segment of the U.S. health care system. Five stakeholder workgroups collaborated to develop concrete solutions to the most pressing issues facing the U.S. maternity care system. The result is a detailed list of actionable strategies to improve maternity care quality and value centered on 11 critical focus areas for change. Amy Romano, CNM, MSN, Director of Childbirth Connection’s Transforming Maternity Care Partnership, provided symposium participants with a report on the implementation of these strategies since the release of the Blueprint.