Staying Healthy After Childbirth selected for Phase II HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition

Huge congratulations to Kara Hoppe, DO, MS, associate professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, whose Staying Healthy After Childbirth program was chosen as one of 15 Phase II awardees for the HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH)!

The Hypertension Innovator Award Competition was created to identify effective hypertension programs that could be applied to hypertension during pregnancy or postpartum:

“Phase 2 of the competition is rewarding programs from Phase 1 that demonstrated sustainability and the ability to replicate and/or expand effective monitoring and follow-up of hypertension.  Our focus on expansion is a vital part of our commitment to reduce the rates of maternal morbidity and mortality and improve maternal health outcomes during pregnancy and postpartum.”

Learn more about Staying Healthy After Childbirth and read the whole HHS press release here. Incredible work, Dr. Hoppe!