July 15, 2020

WGBH: Mass. House Coalition Lays Out Path Toward Maternal Health Equity

One of the first things the House did after Speaker Robert DeLeo committed in June to addressing systemic racism in Massachusetts was to push forward with a bill to study disparities in maternal health for women of color.

The legislation called for a new commission to examine racial disparities in maternal mortality and make recommendations to improve access and quality of care for Black and Hispanic women who are pregnant or new mothers.

With that bill now waiting for action in the Senate, a new coalition focused on maternal health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic stepped forward on Wednesday with a list of recommendations for how Gov. Charlie Baker and the Legislature could address the disparities in maternal health.


Read the full article on the WGBH article here

By:  Matt Murphy
Source: WGBH