Better Starts for All is increasing access to care in maternity care deserts through mobile health services, Supportive Pregnancy Care,
provider coalitions and virtual education.
7 million women of childbearing age live in counties without access or with limited access to maternity
Yet women who live in these areas give birth to more than 500,000 babies a year. Nationwide, 35 percent of counties lack access to hospitals offering
obstetric services and have no obstetrics providers. It's time for change.