Grant Funding

In 2022, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) was one of nine recipients in the U.S. to receive the Maternal Health and Innovation (MHI) five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). NGHS is a not-for-profit community health system consisting of five hospital campuses serving 19 counties in northeast Georgia and the Atlanta area.

The grant seeks “to support the capacity of Georgia to improve maternal health and address maternal health disparities through quality services, a skilled workforce, enhanced data quality and capacity, and innovative programming that aims to reduce maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.”

The four core functions of our grant are to:
  1. Establish a State-Focused Maternal Health Task Force
  2. Identify and collaborate with the multidisciplinary state-focused task force to collect, analyze, and report data on pregnancy-related mortality, severe maternal morbidity (SMM), and other indicators of maternal health to evaluate preventability, identify actionable recommendations, and improve systems of prenatal and maternity care services
  3. Improve the collection, reporting, and analysis of the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Data in Georgia
  4. Promote and execute innovative evidence-informed interventions in maternal health service delivery to address critical gaps in prenatal and maternity care services