California leading the change on maternal care quality
California is leading the charge to defy the distressing maternal mortality trends nationwide. While nationally the rate of maternal deaths rates rose from 2006-2013, California achieved a 55 percent reduction. This Golden State success is owed to the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, founded in 2006. The CMQCC uses research, quality improvement toolkits, collaboratives and data to improve maternal health and outcomes for women and their babies across the state.