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IMPACT To Save Moms Act

This bill would direct the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to implement the Perinatal Care Alternative Payment Model Demonstration Project to test various payment models with respect to maternity care provided to pregnant and postpartum individuals and for other purposes.

Maternal Vaccination Act

The Maternal Vaccination Act supports evidence-based education and awareness efforts about the importance of maternal vaccinations. The Maternal Vaccination Act will provide funding for a national campaign to raise awareness about maternal vaccinations and increase maternal vaccination rates, particularly for people from communities with historically low vaccination rates.

Tech to Save Moms Act

The Tech to Save Moms Act makes investments in evidence-based digital to reduce maternal mortality, severe maternal morbidity, and maternal health disparities. The Tech to Save Moms Act will: 1. Require the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to consider models that improve the integration of telehealth services in maternal health care. 2. Provide funding for technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models that will develop and disseminate instructional programming and training for maternity care providers in underserved areas. 3. Establish a grant program to promote digital tools designed to address racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, particularly in underserved communities. 4. Commission a comprehensive study on the use of technology in maternity care to reduce maternal mortality, morbidity, and disparities.

Perinatal Workforce Act

The Perinatal Workforce Act makes historic investments to increase the number of maternity care providers and non-clinical perinatal health workers who offer culturally congruent care and support during and after pregnancy. The Perinatal Workforce Act will: 1. Require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to (1) provide guidance to states on the promotion of racially, ethnically, and professionally diverse maternity care teams and (2) to study how culturally congruent maternity care promotes better outcomes for moms, especially in communities of color. 2. Provide funding to establish and scale programs that will grow and diversify the maternal health clinical and non-clinical workforce, increasing the number of nurses, midwives, physician assistants, doulas, and other perinatal health workers who moms can trust throughout their pregnancies, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. 3. Study the barriers that prevent women – particularly from underserved communities – from entering maternity care professions and receiving equitable compensation.

Data to Save Moms Act

The Data to Save Moms Act makes critical investments that will advance evidence-based solutions to the United States maternal health crisis and will be able to identify and fund interventions to save moms’ lives and end maternal health disparities. The Data to Save Moms Act will: 1. Promote greater diversity and community engagement in state and Tribal Maternal Mortality Review Committees. 2. Conduct a comprehensive review of maternal health data collection process and quality measures in coordination with key stakeholders. 3. Commission a comprehensive study on maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity among Native American moms. 4. Invest in maternal health research at Minority-Serving Institutions like Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions.

Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act

The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act makes critical investments to address social determinants of health, provide funding for community-based organizations, grow and diversify the perinatal health workforce, expand access to maternal mental health care, address the effects of climate change on maternal and infant health, and improve data collection processes.

Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement the maternity care coordination program. The VA must provide community maternity care providers (i.e., non-VA maternity care providers) with training and support with respect to the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum veterans, particularly regarding mental and behavioral health conditions in relation to the service of the veterans in the Armed Forces. Additionally, the Government Accountability Office must report on maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity among pregnant and postpartum veterans, with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes for veterans.

Social Determinants for Moms Act

The Social Determinants for Moms Act makes key investments in social determinants to save moms and end disparities in maternal health outcomes. The Social Determinants for Moms Act will establish a government Task Force to Address the US Maternal Health Crisis. It will also establish a Social Determinants of Maternal Health Fund to provide robust, sustained funding for community-based organizations, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations, and public health departments to address social determinants of health during and after pregnancy – including housing, transportation, nutrition, environmental conditions, and other local needs.

Moms Matter Act

The bipartisan Moms Matter Act will make investments in programs to support moms with maternal mental health conditions and substance use disorders. It also provides critical funding to grow and diversify the maternal mental and behavioral health care workforce. The Moms Matter Act will: 1. Establish a Maternal Mental Health Equity Grant Program to invest in local initiatives supporting people with mental health conditions or substance use disorders during or after pregnancy. 2. Provide funding for programs to grow and diversify the maternal mental and behavioral health care workforce to expand access to high-quality maternal mental health care and substance use disorder services.