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  • Learn more about how racism and bias harm Black mothers, babies and families.
  • Share this campaign with your constituents.
  • Organize listening sessions on birth justice with community partners and Black mothers and families.
  • Eliminate social and environmental risk factors, including by investing in:
    • Economic access for Black mothers with county-wide and state-wide income supplement and cash programs.
    • Access to safe, quality housing, nutritious food, reliable and safe public transportation.
    • Fund, sustain and maximize resources for community-based organizations dedicated to improving Black maternal health outcomes, especially during COVID. 
    • Expand health protections, including health care for all, and sick leave and family leave protections.
  • Expand access to competent care:
    • Doula care and community-based midwife programs across the Bay Area and state.
    • Access to telehealth services, particularly during COVID.
    • A community health system that works for all, especially Black families.
    • Continuity of health insurance coverage for moms from the start of their pregnancies through the entire year-long postpartum period.
    • Grow and diversify the maternity care workforce.
  • Eliminate bias and racism in health care:
    • Create a statewide policy to train and enforce policies in health care settings. 
    • Create a public, statewide database of maternal and infant health data from hospitals.
    • Enforce robust policies to evaluate and effectively address potential inequities and racial biases in administering Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screenings.
Black Maternal Health Momnibus – The Black Maternal Health Momnibus builds on existing legislation to comprehensively address every dimension of the maternal health crisis in America.

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