The University of Montana’s Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities supports MOMS with research and evaluation initiatives related to reproductive health and gender-based violence, as well as conducting a statewide evaluation of the Montana Obstetric and Maternal Support (MOMS) program. Research is conducted on a variety of factors impacting maternal health in Montana, including:

  • Social and behavioral determinants of maternal & child health
  • Rural healthcare delivery systems
  • Early childhood systems
  • Workforce development
  • Severe maternal morbidity
  • Substance use & mental health