Federal Legislation to Improve Maternal Health
In the 115th Congress, bipartisan legislation was enacted that supports maternal mortality review committees and to increase the supply of maternal health providers in targeted areas. Members of the 116th Congress have the opportunity to build on that progress.
The table below summarizes introduced legislation with the potential to improve maternal health outcomes and address the dire and persistent disparities in maternal mortality between Black and white women.
Last updated April 1, 2019
- Tackling Maternal Health Disparities: A Look at Four Local Organizations with Innovative Approaches (April 2019)
- Improving Maternal Health Outcomes Requires Bold Congressional Action (April 2019)
- Despite Significant Gains, Women of Color Have Lower Rates of Health Insurance Than White Women (April 2019)