New GAO Report on Rural Maternal Mortality Programs  

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) researches Federal government operations and reports fact-based, non-partisan information. GAO recently made recommendations to CDC and HHS on ways to improve programs focused on rural maternal mortality, and their recommendations echo what NRHA has been saying for years: disaggregate and analyze data by rural areas. The report notes that data collected for federal maternal health programs is not always separated and analyzed for rural and underserved areas and provides an update on recommendations GAO made to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.