PNQIN is a voluntary collaboration of hospitals, health care providers, public health officials, community organizations and families working together to provide safe and high-quality health care for mothers and babies by sharing information and best practices. The Betsy Lehman Center serves as the data custodian for PNQIN, collecting and analyzing key metrics for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) and Levels of Care Assessment Tool (LOCATe).
Expanding access to doula services in Massachusetts
Doula support services are linked to improvements in overall maternal wellbeing, pregnancy outcomes, and newborn care. Yet, health plans seldom cover these services and very few providers in Massachusetts offer doula support as part of birthing care. As the state considers new policies to increase access to doula support services, the Betsy Lehman Center conducted a survey and hosted focus groups with both doulas and consumers to help inform the decision-making process.