HHS Outlines New Plans and a Partnership to Reduce U.S. Pregnancy-related Deaths

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an HHS Action Plan and announced a partnership to reduce maternal deaths and disparities that put pregnant women at risk. The Action Plan outlines three specific targets to improve maternal health outcomes: reduce the maternal mortality rate by 50%, reduce low-risk cesarean deliveries by 25%, and achieve blood pressure control in 80% of women of reproductive age with hypertension.