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Expanding Access to Maternal Health Care in Nevada

Every mom deserves the highest-quality prenatal care. But many underserved pregnant women don’t have access to the care they need.
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Our Commitment

The United Health Foundation has committed a $2.6 million grant to Touro University Nevada (Touro) to improve access to high-quality prenatal care for approximately 1,700 underserved and homeless women in southern Nevada.

Funding will also be applied to initiatives that reduce maternal health disparities and grow the state’s OB-GYN and family medicine physician workforce.

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Prenatal Care

Merck Announces Second Cohort of Safer Childbirth Cities Organizations Committed to Improving Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Preventable Maternal Deaths in the US

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KENILWORTH, N.J.- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today its funding support of a second cohort of nine city-based projects across the country — expanding its Safer Childbirth Cities initiative to additional communities that have a high burden of maternal mortality and morbidity to help improve maternal health outcomes and reduce racial inequities in care.

Merck for Mothers Ambassador Keelee Moseley Shares Maternal Health Journey

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Two-year-old Adrian rolls a ball to his mother, Keelee Moseley, in the family's Texas home. "Someday, I'll tell him about our journey of survival," says Keelee, an information technology delivery lead for our company. "For now, I'm sharing my story and raising awareness with other women to help them have safe journeys into motherhood."

"We Have a Health Disparities Problem in America": Meet a Woman on a Mission to Improve Healthcare for Black Women

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The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world, with women of color especially at risk. Dr. Robyn R. Jones, Senior Medical Director at Johnson & Johnson, is determined to change that and find ways to address this urgent crisis.

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The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world, with women of color especially at risk. Dr. Robyn R. Jones, Senior Medical Director at Johnson & Johnson, is determined to change that and find ways to address this urgent crisis.

Merck Announces Call for Proposals for Second Cohort of Safer Childbirth Cities, Expanding Maternal Health Support Across US Cities

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Merck is expanding its Safer Childbirth Cities initiative, a multi-year effort to improve U.S. maternal health outcomes. Safer Childbirth Cities is part of Merck for Mothers, the company’s $500 million global initiative to help create a world where no woman has to die giving life. With the latest call for proposals, Safer Childbirth Cities aims to add to current efforts in 10 cities by expanding geographically to other U.S. cities and catalyzing solutions that will have the greatest impact in improving U.S. maternal health.

Necessity Really Is the Mother of Invention: Meet Two Nurses Working on Clever Innovations to Keep Moms and Babies Healthy

They both had stressful experiences as new parents and took those challenging moments and turned them into something positive—inventions that have the potential to help other parents and newborns thrive, especially during the current pandemic.
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You’ve likely heard the phrase “necessity is the mother of invention.”

At Johnson & Johnson, we take that message to heart—especially when it comes to supporting nurses, whom we believe are some of healthcare’s greatest innovators.

Merck Announces $3M Commitment to Address Critical Maternal Health Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

New Merck for Mothers Commitment Adds to Merck’s Overall Support to Global, National and Local COVID-19 Relief Efforts
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Merck announced a commitment to strengthen health systems affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Merck for Mothers, the company’s global initiative to help end preventable maternal deaths, the company will provide $3 million to help health systems better meet the needs of pregnant women before, during and following delivery while tackling COVID-19. 

Merck for Mothers Launches New Report: Innovative Financing For Better Maternal Health Outcomes

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The cost to end preventable maternal deaths by 2030 is an estimated $115.5 billion, according to the United Nations Population Fund. With just $11.9 billion in development assistance coming to 120 priority countries over the next 10 years, that leaves a $103.4 billion investment gap. 

Merck Announces First Nine “Safer Childbirth Cities” Committed to Reducing Maternal Deaths and Narrowing Disparities in the US

Co-Funders Join Merck for Mothers to Support Newly Formed City-Based Coalitions
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KENILWORTH, N.J., September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today its funding support of projects in nine cities across the country to help end preventable maternal deaths. Each project will be tailored to the needs of pregnant women in their respective city, focusing on reducing barriers to prenatal and postpartum care and addressing both the health and social factors that affect a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.

Humanity 2.0 Lab Publishes Innovative White Paper on Improving Maternal Health Worldwide

Humanity 2.0 Lab, an alliance of health, academic, business and faith leaders, will develop gold standard for healthy maternal environments
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NEW YORK, September 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Humanity 2.0 Lab – the pioneering maternal health platform – published its first white paper on the state of maternal health worldwide. The paper identifies toxic environments as critical factors in hindering maternal health, including hundreds of women who die each day in pregnancy and childbirth, as well as impeding optimal health and development of the next generation.

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