AHA applauds black maternal health Momnibus Act

Tom Nickels
Executive Vice President
American Hospital Association

March 10, 2020

America’s hospitals and health systems applaud Representative Lauren Underwood for her thoughtful leadership on improving maternal health through these important bills, collectively known as the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020. These innovative proposals to address workforce challenges, the social determinants of health, behavioral health, cultural competency, and the unique needs of underserved communities, would promote optimal maternal health for all women. The proposals would be particularly beneficial to women of color, who experience disproportionate rates of mortality and morbidity. The American Hospital Association stands ready to work with Representative Underwood and her colleagues to advance these important and timely measures.

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Contact:         Arika Trim, (202) 626-2319 atrim@aha.org
                      Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351 mjohnson@aha.org

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