Research Alert: August 4, 2020

Providing Maternity Care in a Rural Northern Iowa Community

In addition to recently updating information on access to obstetric services in rural counties, it is important to describe best practices associated with successfully supporting birth locally in rural communities.This case study highlights how one rural hospital in northern Iowa has successfully sustained a maternity care practice and identifies opportunities for other rural hospitals and communities seeking to ensure local access to care for pregnancy and childbirth.

Contact Information:

Katy Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Phone: 612.626.3812

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