Guest Commentary: Addressing Maternity Care Deserts in Alaska

As the pristine wilderness of Alaska captivates the world with its natural beauty, there’s a hidden challenge lurking within its vast landscapes—a challenge that affects the most vulnerable among us: expectant mothers and their infants. Maternity care deserts, areas where access to essential maternity services is limited or absent, persist across the state, posing significant risks to the health and well-being of our communities.

Accessible and affordable maternal care plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of pregnancy complications and safeguarding the health and well-being of both the bi...


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