Wolf Administration Wins $2.25 Million Grant to Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates

first_img Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced it received a $2.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the efforts of the Pennsylvania Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PA MMRC).“This grant will be extremely helpful in furthering the work of the committee that I established last year and that is working diligently to address the critical issue of rising maternal deaths,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “It’s imperative that we continue to take immediate action to determine the reasons for these deaths and to develop prevention recommendations.”“Improving health during pregnancy and the postpartum period is essential for the well-being of mothers, infants, families and communities,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Unfortunately, there are many racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health and maternal mortality. This funding from the CDC will help us review and examine cases of maternal deaths, understand how they could potentially have been prevented, and develop policy and prevention strategies to reverse the trend of maternal mortality. We will continue to work to decrease the incidence of maternal deaths within the state and protect the health of Pennsylvania mothers.”The PA MMRC reviews all pregnancy associated deaths in the commonwealth, regardless of cause of death. Pregnancy-associated deaths are the death of a woman during pregnancy, or up to one year following the end of the pregnancy, regardless of the outcome of the pregnancy. This includes drug-related deaths, homicides and suicides. The committee determines if the death was related to the pregnancy, identifies contributing factors, determines if the death could have been prevented and makes recommendations to prevent future deaths.The department will receive the $2.25 million grant over five years. This will allow the department to hire more staff to coordinate and manage the PA MRRC, collect and analyze data, and conduct multidisciplinary reviews of pregnancy associated deaths. Funds will also go toward the Philadelphia Maternal Mortality Review Committee so it can access resources needed to combine its efforts with the department’s.Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 24 of 2018 establishing the multidisciplinary committee as a first step to address the serious issue of increasing maternal mortality across the commonwealth. The committee is tasked with developing recommendations based on collected data to prevent maternal deaths and protect Pennsylvania mothers.According to the CDC, most pregnancy-related deaths occur after pregnancy. Among these deaths nationally 31 percent occur while pregnant, 36 percent occur at delivery or in the week after, and 33 percent occur one week to one year after pregnancy.For more information about maternal mortality or the review committee, visit www.health.pa.gov or follow the Department of Health on Facebook and Twitter. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Wins $2.25 Million Grant to Reduce Maternal Mortality Ratescenter_img September 03, 2019last_img read more

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iGB – 2017 Affiliate Awards honours industry’s best & brightest at player acquisition

first_img John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Related Articles SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit Industry affiliate marketing news publisher and event organiser iGB Affiliate (Clarion Gaming) hosted its annual ‘2017 iGB Affiliate Awards’ at The Brewery in London last Saturday.Recognising affiliate marketing success and achievements, IGB Affiliate awarded 25 categories for industry stakeholders.iGaming Business’ head of operations, Shona ODonnell, commented “We are delighted the iGB Affiliate Awards were once again a roaring success and it was a real highlight to be able to celebrate with the best the industry has to offer.”“The calibre of all those shortlisted was exceptional, making it tougher than ever to pick the winners. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who was involved, and we look forward to doing it all again next year.”The 2017 winners for the iGB Affiliate Awards were:Best Poker Website: PokerisivutBest Casino Website: AskGamblers.comBest Sports Betting Website: At The RacesBest Bingo Website: Which BingoBest Lottery Website: LotteryUSA.comBest Financial Website: FX EmpireBest Poker Affiliate Manager: Stephanie Robinson – WPN Affiliates and Alex Smith – bet365Best Casino Affiliate Manager: Martyn Beacon – AffiliateEdgeBest Sport Betting Affiliate Manager: Daniela Gherghe – bet365Best Bingo Affiliate Manager: Lauren Wiggan – bet365Best Lottery Affiliate Manager: Helen Taylor – Cherry AffiliatesBest Financial Affiliate Manager: Gonzalo Rojas – Empire MoneyBest Poker Affiliate Program: WPN AffiliatesBest Casino Affiliate Program: Cherry AffiliatesBest Sports Betting Affiliate Program: bet365Best Bingo Affiliate Program: Broadway GamingBest Lottery Affiliate Program: LottaRewardsBest Financial Affiliate Program: EmpireMoneyBest Affiliate Program Newcomer: CodetaffBest Affiliate Newcomer: WantMyBetBest Innovation: Smartbets by bettingexpertBest Non-English Affiliate Program: Kindred AffiliatesBest Non-English Website: Apuestasdeportivas.comBest affiliate marketing campaign: Coral AffiliatesBest use of social media by an affiliate: Football Tipslast_img read more

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