Category: Advocacy

We Must Advance Maternal Health Equity in the Build Back Better Act

The Build Back Better Act is a once-in-generation opportunity to create jobs, cut taxes and lower costs for families across the country by ensuring that corporate bad actors and the wealthiest multimillionaires pay their fair share. This historic legislation includes critical investments that uphold a fundamental principle: that in America, every family has a right […]

UNDERWOOD, BOOKER, ADAMS, KELLY, AND BEATTY URGE PRESIDENT BIDEN, SPEAKER PELOSI, AND LEADER SCHUMER TO INCLUDE CRITICAL INVESTMENTS TO ADVANCE MATERNAL HEALTH EQUITY IN FINAL BUILD BACK BETTER PACKAGE

WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Alma Adams (NC-12), Robin Kelly (IL-02), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) pushed to ensure that investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act are included in full in the final Build Back Better package. Members also urged the leaders to build on the critical progress made through the American Rescue […]

244 Organizations Sent a Letter In Support of Swiftly Enacting the Historic Maternal Health Investments in the #BuildBackBetter Act

The 244 undersigned organizations, dedicated to the health and well-being of birthing people and their families, write to express our enthusiastic support and appreciation for the maternal health provisions included in the Committee on Energy and Commerce print of the Build Back Better Act. We appreciate the Committee’s demonstrated commitment to addressing our nation’s maternal […]

‘Babu Barta’ in Partnership with Baby Basics Bangladesh and Spreeha Bangladesh

Spreeha Bangladesh successfully completed the “Babu Barta” project in partnership with the Baby Basics Bangladesh Program under the US State Department and Dnet. “Babu Barta”, the very first book for pregnant and new mothers in Bangla is designed to cater especially to low-income communities suffering from a severe lack of knowledge on prenatal and postnatal […]

Evaluation of Big Belly Business Program Pilot in Liberia

Evaluation Team: Yana Mayevskaya, Eva Noble, Elizabeth Dankenbring, Saydah Williamson Taylor, Cassie Landers, Mark CanaveraMailman School of Public Health, Columbia University – Prepared for the Open Society Foundations 10/20/17 In a setting beset with extreme challenges but also rays of hope, an impressive team of stakeholders conceived and implemented the Big Belly Business (BBB) pilot […]

Black Maternal Health Caucus Co-Chairs Underwood & Adams Celebrate Historic Momnibus Investments Included in Energy & Commerce Committee Build Back Better Markup

The Energy & Commerce Committee advanced critical investments from the Momnibus, including funding to address social determinants of maternal health, grow and diversify the perinatal workforce, and support community-based organizations working to promote maternal health equity Black Maternal Health Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12) applauded the Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing critical investments from […]