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  • Paid Leave Would Cut Healthcare Costs

    It is more apparent than ever. The lack of a national paid family and medical leave policy in the United States costs working people their health and financial security – and the price tag is rising.

  • Black Maternal Health Leaders' Letter in Support of Build Back Better Advancements in Maternal Health

    The undersigned represent more than 50 reproductive justice organizations and Black policy leaders committed to advancing Black maternal health through critical policy change. We applaud the investments in the House of Representatives’ Build Back Better Act text, which help address the deep inequities Black women and birthing people experience.

  • Improving Our Maternity Care Now Through Midwifery October

    Our nation’s maternity care system fails to provide many childbearing people* and newborns with equitable, accessible, respectful, safe, effective, and affordable care. More people die per capita from pregnancy and childbirth in this country than in any other high-income country in the world.

  • Minimum Wage and Abortion Access

    In the United States, people with lower incomes, people with disabilities, and people of color have never fully enjoyed reproductive freedom. Whether a person wants to have a child or wants to not have children, their ability to exercise these rights has consistently been thwarted.

  • Effective and Equitable Patient Engagement Via Technology

    The historic COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new era of the digital age. Technology became even more important in our daily lives -- turning into a requirement for meeting our basic needs and communications.

  • Substance Use Disorder Hurts Moms and Babies

    The Problem: Health care and support for pregnant people with substance use disorder are inaccessible and inequitable, and instead they shamed, stigmatized, and punished.

  • Incarceration Hurts Moms and Babies

    The Problem: Mass incarceration is hurting pregnant people and their infants

  • Poor-Quality Built Environments Hurt Moms

    The Problem: Deficiencies in neighborhoods' physical conditions impair the health of pregnant people and their infants

  • Maternal Mental Health Crisis Undermines Moms' Health

    The Problem: Untreated maternal mental health means worse health outcomes for moms and babies

  • Racism Hurts Moms and Babies

    Public awareness about the devastating impacts of systemic and interpersonal racism has increased sharply with the escalation of racist violence and the COVID-19 pandemic’s disparate impact on communities of color.

  • Higher Temperatures Hurt Moms and Babies

    The Problem: Our climate is getting hotter and it risks the health of moms and babies

  • Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies

    This series connects the dots between how different socioeconomic factors affect maternal and infant health, the outsize impact these factors have on BIPOC communities, and recommendations to effect the change we need to ensure all moms and babies thrive.

  • Immigrant Moms and Babies Are Being Denied Health Care

    The Problem: Many immigrants are denied access to health care, leaving moms and babies at risk

  • Homelessness Hurts Moms And Babies

    The Problem: The homelessness crisis is worsening and imperils pregnant people and their infants

  • Paid Leave Is Essential for Healthy Moms and Babies

    The Problem: The lack of national paid leave compromises the health and well-being of pregnant people and their infants

  • Intimate Partner Violence Endangers Pregnant People and Their Infants

    The Problem: Violence against pregnant people inflicts lasting harm on them and their babies

  • Testimony of Sinsi Hernández-Cancio at House Hearing on Telehealth 2021

    "I am honored to be here today to share our thoughts and concerns about ensuring that the broader implementation of telehealth works to reduce long-standing health inequities, and does not unintentionally exacerbate them."

  • Choosing Health Equity: Resource Directory

    A guide to assessing whether research and policy advances health equity

  • Choosing Health Equity: Understanding Decision Points in Research

    Systemic racism is a fundamental, multilevel driver of pervasive health inequities in the United States. Racism threatens our nation’s health so deeply that the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, and a growing list of U.S. cities, counties, and states have declared racism a public health crisis.

  • Choosing Health Equity: Understanding Decision Points in Policy and Practice

    Systemic racism is a fundamental, multilevel driver of pervasive health inequities in the United States. Racism threatens our nation’s health so deeply that the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, and a growing list of U.S. cities, counties, and states have declared racism a public health crisis.

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