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Partnerships are key to tackling maternal health in D.C.

Learn about our collaborative approach to promoting maternal health in Washington, D.C., with a focus on homelessness and perinatal care.

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Developing a program to support mothers experiencing homelessness

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Strategic insights from Optum help target issues in maternal health

Washington, D.C. has a maternal mortality rate that is 2 times higher than the national rate. Optum combined analytics with consulting to narrow the focus of this program. The HONEY (Housing Our Newborns, Empowering You) program is a collaboration between several key community partners, including DC Human Services, Community of Hope, and the Optum Center for Health Equity to create a long-lasting, positive impact on maternal health.

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