How Mental Health and Social Determinants Are Driving Maternal Mortality
Social Determinants of Health
When it comes to maternal safety, mental health and social determinant factors are major contributors to the outcomes of the patients. Download this research brief to learn more on:
Strategies for improving maternal mortality rates
New findings on maternal mental health
Social determinants of maternal mental health
Racial disparities and how social determinants affect maternal mortality
Five actions to combat the maternal mortality crisis
About this research brief
Almost one in nine pregnancy-related deaths in the United States had mental health conditions as the underlying cause. This stark new statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adds another dimension to the alarming problem of maternal mortality in the U.S., which got worse during the pandemic.
What are the drivers behind this sobering reality, and how can we work to improve it? New findings indicate that a more well-rounded approach to targeting the underlying causes can help inform solutions.