Through its Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Health Resources and Services Administration launched the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) pilot program. This program tests the effectiveness of innovative medical models designed to address the unique barriers rural mothers face in accessing high-quality, comprehensive maternal and obstetrics care. HRSA funded three awardees in three States to provide women of reproductive age living in rural areas with networked clinical and support services throughout the maternal continuum of care.
Insight is partnering with Mission Analytics Group to evaluate the program. The goal of this evaluation is to assess the implementation and impact of the RMOMS networks and to highlight innovative maternal health service delivery models that can increase care access, improve health outcomes, and ensure sustainable service delivery for at-risk rural women. Insight’s activities include the following for a subset of RMOMS grantees:
- Develop an awardee profile.
- Develop primary data collection tools.
- Provide technical assistance.
- Collect primary and secondary data.
- Conduct site visits.
- Analyze patient-level and awardee-level data.
Evaluation design plan; annual reports and final report