Utilizing social determinants of health to identify most vulnerable neighborhoods-Latent class analysis and GIS map

May 13, 2024

Yongwen Jiang Karyn Backus, Marc Camardo, Jennifer Morin, Orlando Velazco, Trace Kershaw

Prev Med. 2024 May 9:184:107997. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2024.107997. Online ahead of print.

Take Action for Your Heart: Get Started!

May 7, 2024

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but it can often be prevented. This fact sheet provides heart-healthy tips to help you take action to reduce the risk of heart disease and its risk factors.


New screening method may better predict preeclampsia early in first pregnancy

American Heart Association News, May 6, 2024

Sadiya S. Khan, MD (@HeartDocSadiya), discusses the importance of predicting risk for #preeclampsia in regards to improving #MaternalHealth and shares #ThoughtLeadership on gaps in practices that are important to recognize and fill to reduce #disparities. http://sfgate.com/news/article/new-screening-method-may-better-predict-19442110.php

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Maternal Health Disparities: The Women Behind the Data. A Webinar Series (Webinar 1)

May 2, 2024

This event is the first of five public webinars organized by the Standing Committee on Reproductive Health, Equity, and Society of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine with support from the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. Topic areas for discussing maternal health disparities are framed by the social determinants of health, in areas such as mental health, the work of doulas, implicit bias, community-based organizations and models, active-duty service women, and trust in health care.


The Birth and Beyond (BABY) study: protocol for a birth cohort study investigating the social and environmental determinants of pregnancy-related outcomes in Black American families.

May 1, 2024

Betty Lin, Rachel R Middleton, Bethlehem Terefe, Allison A Appleton, Beth J Feingold, Tara Lynch, Alex L Pieterse, Rebecca Rogers, Annabelle E Armah, Lydia F Bierce, Amanda M Flagg, Sarah McCarthy

BMJ Open. 2024 Apr 23;14(4):e087141. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2024-087141.

Implementation and early effects of medicaid policy interventions to promote racial equity in pregnancy and early childhood outcomes in Pennsylvania: protocol for a mixed methods study

Apr 29, 2024

Marian Jarlenski, Evan Cole, Christine McClure, Sarah Sanders, Marquita Smalls, Dara D Méndez

BMC Health Serv Res. 2024 Apr 22;24(1):498. doi: 10.1186/s12913-024-10982-5.

Board Rooms to Delivery Rooms: Facing the Maternal Health Crisis Through the Strength of Diversity

Apr 18, 2024

Amid the Maternal Health Crisis, @PennMedicine has been taking bold action to reverse #MaternalHealth disparities.