In the United States, high spending on maternity care does not translate to better maternal health outcomes. People of color, particularly Black and Indigenous women, death from pregnancy-related causes has reached crisis proportions. New research from the Commonwealth Fund evaluates a wide range of community-based approaches could improve maternal health outcomes and patients’ experiences while also potentially reducing costs. Such approaches could especially benefit those most at risk for poor outcomes, particularly people of color and those with low income. These care models can also lower the costs of care. Read what the researchers found and what policymakers can do to incentivize and expand access to these evidence-based, equity-centered models of maternity care.