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Free Content Continuing Education Module Transforming Maternity Care: Implementing the Blueprint for Action

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In January 2010, Women’s Health Issues published two direction-setting reports from the Transforming Maternity Care (TMC) Project: “2020 Vision for a High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System” and “Blueprint for Action: Steps Toward a High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System.” This guest editorial summarizes highlights of the implementation phase of what is now known as the TMC Partnership. Major progress has been made in elevating maternity care quality to a national policy priority, increasing the availability and use of maternity care performance measures, and developing shared decision making tools for childbearing women.

Keywords: childbirth; maternity care policy; performance measurement; shared decision making; transparency

Document Type: Guest Editorial

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.21.3.145

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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