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Vulnerable Populations During Pregnancy

Internet Resources

These are suggested websites for you to find facts and data about your population group. We also listed links and tips to help you to navigate these sites. Some documents have suggested citations at the bottom of the page. You may use it but please remember to convert it to APA style. 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ is one of the agencies of Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to "produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable".
From the top of the page, use "Topics" to find information for your group and "Research" to see Research Findings and Reports.
2023 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

CDC Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States, 2021
This report presents maternal mortality rates for 2021 based on data from the National Vital Statistics System.
Pregnancy-Related Deaths: Data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees in 36 US States, 2017–2019

Created and maintained by University of Washington, it provides "information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other topics related to the health care of immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees".
Use the navigation tabs at the top: Clinical Topics, Cultures.

Part of NIH, HDPulse "is designed to provide access to data and interventions related to minority health and health disparities. It offers resources to identify, prioritize, and mitigate health disparities". It consists of Data Portal that includes population data, with applications for calculating and mapping health disparities data; and Interventions Portal that provides access to intervention research studies with accompanying tools and materials.

Health Information Translations
This program provides plain language health education resources for health care professionals and others working in communities with limited English proficient populations.
Select topic: pregnancy and childcare, then select a language.

The Kaiser Family Foundation
"KFF does everything based on facts and data, and we do so objectively without taking policy positions and without affiliation to any political party or external interest". KFF has developed a series of reports that provide excellent overviews describing health inequities or disparities in general as well as the impact by race and ethnicity in the US.

March of Dimes Maternity Care Deserts Report (2022)
Key findings and interactive maps: 
by states and counties. 
Full report in PDF
Maternity Care in Missouri PDF

An online health information resource for patients and their families and friends, it's "a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)”.
Most helpful: Population Groups

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MODHSS)
PAMR 2020 Report (published in 2023)

Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
Maternal, infant, and child health profiles 
by city and county
Missouri Office of Rural Health (MORH)
The Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics (MARHC) 
Maternity Care in Missouri Report (March of Dimes) PDF

National Center for Health Statistics
Maintained by the CDC, NCHS provides "a rich source of information about America’s health. As the nation’s principal health statistics agency, we compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the population".
Start from the Fact Sheets

Office of Minority Health
Part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Minority Health "is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities".
Minority Population Profiles

US Census
Needs no introduction :-), use Quick Facts page to search for state, city, county population by age, gender, and race. 
Missouri Quick Facts

Countries and Cultures
BBC Country Profiles
Country Reports
UN Data
The World Factbook