MedStar Washington Hospital Center Awarded Top Population Health Honor by America’s Essential Hospitals

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received national recognition as the 2024 Gage Award Winner for Population Health from America’s Essential Hospitals. It was recognized for its work to address social determinants of health and improve birth equity in Washington, D.C.’s underserved neighborhoods, specifically in Wards 7 and 8.

Mount Sinai Experts to Present New Research on Preeclampsia, Preterm Birth, Doula Care and More at the 2024 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

Women’s health doctors and researchers will share new insights on prenatal care

Study Finds Persistent Disparities in Access to Prenatal Care Among Pregnant People Based on Citizenship Status and Education Level

Findings suggest exclusions to Medicaid because of immigration status may increase risk for maternal health care disparities in some immigrant populations

Prenatal care for foreign-born Latinx people dropped during 2016 presidential campaign

Rates of prenatal care among foreign-born Latinx pregnant people decreased below expected levels during the 2016 presidential campaign – likely reflecting the effects of harmful anti-immigrant rhetoric, reports a study in the November issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Mount Sinai’s Arnhold Institute for Global Health Partners with NYC Health + Hospitals on COVID-19 Unit for Research at Elmhurst (CURE-19)

Collaboration Brings Together Clinicians and Researchers on the Front Lines of COVID-19 to Support Innovative Solutions for Health Disparities

Large Study Highlights Impact of Drinking in Pregnancy in Four US Communities

The consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure have been highlighted by three new reports on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in a virtual issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. FASD is the umbrella term for the continuum of effects caused by prenatal drinking, encompassing the most severe form, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), and less severe forms including partial fetal alcohol syndrome (pFAS) and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND). Children with FAS have poor growth, atypical facial features, and central nervous system problems, and all three conditions require evidence of neurobehavioral impairment for diagnosis.