AHA today joined more than 80 organizations in urging House and Senate leaders to bring H.R. 1318/S. 1112 to the floor for a vote before yearend. The AHA-supported legislation would provide federal funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions. “This important legislation is the beginning of a longer-term solution toward eradicating preventable maternal death and improving maternal and infant health in the United States,” the organizations wrote. “The legislation will accelerate progress toward ensuring that every state has a high-functioning process for identifying the causes of maternal mortality and working across communities to implement solutions.”

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