The United States has an escalating maternal mortality rate, which nearly doubled between 2018 and 2021. Notably, non-Hispanic Black individuals are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related conditions than non-Hispanic white individuals. Approximately 41 percent of all U.S. births are covered by Medicaid, including between 58 percent and 66 percent of births for individuals who are non-Hispanic Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and Hispanic.

To support a range of stakeholders and interested parties informing policymaking at the national, state, and community levels, the Center for Health Care Strategies, in partnership with the Institute for Medicaid Innovation and with support from The Commonwealth Fund, developed a set of interactive maps that offer a state-by-state look at both Medicaid and non-Medicaid state-led perinatal health policies and initiatives. The maps are organized into three categories: coverage and benefits; care delivery transformation; and data and oversight.