WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $186,214 has been awarded to the Ohio State University by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The funds will be used to plan a state-wide pregnancy-associated mortality review (PAMR) system in Ohio and to address maternal mortality and disparities.
"It's critical that Ohio's research institutions have the resources they need to produce cutting-edge scientific developments," Brown said. "These funds will promote safe pregnancies and ensure that The Ohio State University continues to be at the forefront of research development."
AHRQ grants support efforts by states and health care systems to implement and evaluate patient safety approaches and medical liability reforms. Overall funding for the initiative is $25 million, with $23 million allocated to grants and $2 allocated to a final evaluation contract.