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America’s Essential Hospitals Article Highlights Temple University Hospital’s Efforts to Improve Black Obstetrics Outcomes

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The Black Obstetrics Outcomes grant program, part of the Essential Hospitals Institute, provides funding and technical assistance to 12 member hospitals that proposed interventions to improve morbidity and mortality rates of pregnant and postpartum patients, particularly Black birthing patients. Temple University Hospital is enhancing early postpartum blood pressure monitoring via a text reminder program and is improving patient education by facilitating ongoing communication with a perinatal community health worker to enable early intervention.