Now’s the Time: Dr. Maria Rodriguez-Alcala

May 20, 2024

Maternal health has finally risen to the forefront of policy conversations in Arkansas, driven by the startling statistic that our state has the highest maternal mortality rate in the nation. Improving maternal health outcomes should be reason enough for policymakers to invest in positive change, but sometimes it helps to outline the economic benefits of such investments as well. In this episode of the Wonks at Work podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Maria Rodriguez-Alcala, director for health and wellness at Northwest Arkansas-based Heartland Forward, to discuss the nonpartisan think tanks report, The Economic Case for Investing in Maternal Health. 

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