Maternal Child Health

The Importance of a Comprehensive Approach to Improving Maternal Health

October 15, 2020

New Jersey has ranked 47th in maternal deaths according to America’s Health Rankings, but Gov. Phil Murphy and the Department of Health are taking bold steps to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity by 50% over five years and to eliminate racial disparities in birth outcomes. The Nurture New Jersey initiative is a statewide awareness campaign, launched in 2019, that takes a multi-pronged, multi-agency approach to achieve this goal.Read More »

Early Brain Development: Promising Pathways for Public Health Leaders

August 16, 2018

Decades of research point to effective strategies that can help children and their families thrive. In this video clip, Karyl Rattay, MD, MS, director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, underscores the importance of early childhood brain development and describes how state and territorial health officials can take the lead in promoting lifelong health and well-being.Read More »

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