LAMH Funding Priority Examples

Partnership with Local Providers To:

  1. Improve prevention of, recognition of, and response to obstetrical hemorrhage 
  2. Improve accuracy and usefulness of administrative data
  3. Reduce fragmentation of maternity care
  4. Inform and educate the public and families about maternal issues related to reducing morbidity and mortality

Examples of Action Pilot Projects:

1.  Improve prevention of,  recognition of, and response to obstetrical hemorrhage

  • Strengthen your partnerships with other organizations, such as, hospitals, provider groups, community leaders, the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program, or the Regional Perinatal Programs of California (RPPC) and collaborate to increase the number of hospitals with obstetric hemorrhage protocols and drills
  • Identify the availability and use of blood products to hospitals in your Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ) for obstetric hemorrhage

2.  Improve accuracy of administrative data

  • Improve accuracy of birth certificate coding for data items you view as key to reducing maternal mortality or morbidity in your LHJ
  • Standardize how obstetric complications are coded at different hospitals, i.e., hemorrhage, infections

3.  Reduce fragmentation of care

  • Improve availability of prenatal records at delivery hospitals
  • Strengthening the perinatal component of the Regional Cooperative Agreements required for California Children's Services (CCS) approved Neonatal Intensive Care Units
  • Coordinate with RPPC to enhance quality improvement regarding maternal outcomes through systems approaches and hospital agreements

4.  Inform and educate the public and families about maternal health issues

  • Develop a peri-partum depression or general mental health program for both the community and for obstetric providers that includes awareness, diagnosis, and treatment options
  • Develop and implement a community education program on the importance of pre-conception counseling for women with chronic illnesses, obesity, or interconception assessment and counseling for women with prior adverse birth outcomes
  • Develop and implement a community education program on avoiding selected practices that increase maternal risk, such as, non-medically-indicated labor induction and early admission in labor