Ask Your Representative to Join the Black Maternal Health Caucus
In 2019, Congresswomen Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Alma Adams (D-NC) launched the Black Maternal Health Caucus. The Caucus was formed to address the crisis of maternal mortality rates in America.
The Caucus is committed to advancing policy solutions to improve maternal health outcomes and end disparities. Tremendous progress has been made toward comprehensively addressing every dimension of the maternal health crisis in America, but there is still so much work to be done.
Thanks to the leadership of Congresswomen Underwood and Adams, last year Congress created a permanent option for states to provide 12 months of postpartum Medicaid coverage and made critical investments to improve maternal health across federal departments and agencies.
A priority of the Caucus this year will be the reintroduction and passage of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act. This legislation is intended to comprehensively addresses the maternal health crisis.
Increasing the number of Caucus members is an important way to elevate the Black maternal health crisis and to build support among lawmakers to advance policy solutions to improve maternal health outcomes and eliminate disparities.
Check here to see if your Representative is already a member of the Caucus.
If your Representative is not already a member of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, take a moment to ask him or her to join and to commit to ensuring that addressing the Black maternal health crisis in America remains a priority for Congress.
The Association of Black Cardiologists has made it easy for you to email your Representative with just a few clicks. Make sure you personalize your request by sharing your professional or personal experience with Black Maternal mortality and morbidity, as well as the impact it has on families.