The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021
Article By: Tracy Webber, DNP, MPA
Social Determinants for Moms Act, sponsored by Representative Lucy McBath. Make critical investments in social determinants of health that influence maternal health outcomes, like housing, transportation, and nutrition.
Kira Johnson Act, Sponsored by Representative Alma S. Adams. Provide funding to community-based organizations that are working to improve maternal health outcomes and promote equity.
Protecting Moms Who Served Act, sponsored by Representative Lauren Underwood and Senator Tammy Duckworth. Comprehensively study the unique maternal health risks facing pregnant and postpartum veterans and support VA maternity care coordination programs. (Passed November 16, 2021.)
Perinatal Workforce Act, sponsored by Representative Gwen Moore and Senator Tammy Baldwin. Grow and diversify the perinatal workforce to ensure that every mom in America receives culturally congruent maternity care and support.
Data to Save Moms Act, sponsored by Representative Sharice Davis and Senator Tina Smith. Improve data collection processes and quality measures to better understand the causes of the maternal health crisis in the United States and inform solutions to address it.
Moms Matter Act, sponsored by Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Support moms with maternal mental health conditions and substance use disorders.
Justice for Incarcerated Moms Act, sponsored by Representative Ayanna Pressley and Senator Cory Booker. Improve maternal health care and support for incarcerated moms.
Tech to Save Moms Act, sponsored by Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson and Senator Bob Menendez. Invest in digital tools like telehealth to improve maternal health outcomes in underserved areas.
IMPACT to Save Moms Act, sponsored by Representative Jan Schakowsky and Senator Bob Casey. Promote innovative payment models to incentivize high-quality maternity care and non-clinical perinatal support.
Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act, sponsored by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Lauren Underwood. Invest in federal programs to address the unique risks for and effects of COVID-19 during and after pregnancy and to advance respectful maternity care in future public health emergencies.
Protecting Moms and Babies Against Climate Change Act, sponsored by Representative Lauren Underwood and Senator Ed Markey. Invest in community-based initiatives to reduce levels of and exposure to climate change-related risks for moms and babies.
Maternal Vaccination Act, sponsored by Representative Terri A. Sewell and Senator Tim Kaine. Promote maternal vaccinations to protect the health and safety of moms and babies.
Healthy Baby Network
Sherita Bullock, Executive Director
Food Pantry at Community OBGYN
Dr. Jordana Gilman
Future directions for this project include working with local food banks to arrange a sustainable food supply for the pantry. By providing our patients access to healthy food, we aim to address one of the many barriers to improving health and wellbeing. We hope this approach can be adopted in outpatient practices throughout the region as an effective approach to food insecurity. Clinic employees and providers have been proud to share this project with their patients as a way to demonstrate the COB commitment to the community. For more information or to get involved, email Jordana_gilman@urmc.rochester.edu.
Action for a Better Community
Common Ground Health
Mr. Wade S. Norwood, CEO
Dr. Twylla Dillion, Executive Director Tamela Milan-Alexander, Executive Director