Maternal Justice Legislative & Policy Updates – January 2020

Maternal Justice Legislative & Policy Updates - January 2020

Expecting More: Addressing America’s Maternal and Infant Health Crisis Congressional subcommittee hearing An overview of Maternal Justice-related federal and state policy updates. Federal Updates Maternal and Infant Health Subcommittee meeting On January Tuesday, 28th, 2020, an “Expecting More: Addressing America’s Maternal and Infant Health Crisis” hearing was held by in the House of Representatives Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee and Workforce Protections Subcommittee. Experts Dr. Joia Crear Perry, President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative and Advisory Committee Member of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance , US Breastfeeding Committee ’s Executive Director, Nikia Sankofa and Stacey Stewart, President and CEO of the March of Dimes testified to the urgent need to address our nation’s maternal health crisis and discussed solutions such as expanding quality healthcare access, prioritizing addressing racism and implicit bias in care and expanding access and support for doulas and midwives. To watch the video of the hearing click below . Video of Expecting More: Addressing America’s Maternal and Infant Health Crisis (110394) Resolution Recognizing Maternal Health Awareness Day U.S. Senators Kamala Harris of California, and Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez of New Jersey introduced a resolution recognizing January 23 as Maternal Health Awareness Day. […]

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