The Alabama Perinatal Quality Collaborative received the State Maternal Health Innovation and Data Capacity Program award (Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau) to establish the Alabama Maternal Health Task Force (AL-MHTF).

The purpose of the AL-MHTF is to develop a collective vision for maternal health improvement across the state and drive sustainable change. The AL-MHTF is made up of a diverse group of partners including representatives from government agencies, private and non-profit sectors, insurance providers, civic organizations, healthcare systems, universities, faith-based and community groups, families, patient advocates, and many more. The AL-MHTF members began work in 2023 to create a strategic plan which addresses the following key priority areas:

  1. Grow and strengthen the maternal health workforce.
  2. Improve patient access to continuous, high-quality care.
  3. Improve data collection and sharing.
  4. Provide tools and a platform for community voice and patient advocacy.
  5. Identify and grow the programs and policies that work to improve the health of Alabama moms.


Our mission is to ensure that Alabama mothers have the tools and support they need before, during, and after pregnancy. Through collaborative efforts and community engagement, we strive to create a system that promotes maternal well-being and fosters healthy outcomes for all Alabama’s mothers and their families.



Working together to prioritize and empower Alabama mothers before, during, and after pregnancy



ACCEPTANCE: We value our diversity and variety of perspectives, so we will listen and explore dissenting opinions openly, acknowledge and examine all angles of a problem; develop a learning culture; and strive for consensus.

ALIGNMENT: We value aligning existing work and collaborating on shared goals.

ACHIEVEMENT: We value tangible accomplishments, so we will set measurable goals and focus on
concrete and specific action items and hold each other accountable to them