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2021 Advocacy Activities

  • June 23, 2021: SMFM joined nearly 30 partner organizations in sending a letter to Congressional appropriators requesting robust funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in FY 2022.
  • May 27, 2021: SMFM joined 40 national organizations to write to House and Senate appropriators to request $180 million for the NIH Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program.
  • May 17, 2021: SMFM wrote to HHS in support of the proposed Title X rule which would  revoke the Trump Administration’s 2019 changes to the program (gag rule), reinstate the 2000 regulations, and modernize some elements of the program.  
  • May 7, 2021: SMFM wrote to the FDA to thank them for lifting the in-person dispensing requirements for Mifepristone during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • May 7, 2021: SMFM joined leading maternal and mental health organizations in support of the Moms Matter Act (H.R. 909/S.484)
  • April 26, 2021: SMFM joined national and state leaders in public health to write to House and Senate Appropriators requesting funding for the CDC’s Social Determinants of Health Program in FY222.
  • March 8, 2021: SMFM signed on to a letter to House and Senate Appropriators recommending $9.2 billion for for Health Resources and Services Administration programs in the FY 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
  • March 1, 2021: SMFM signed on to a letter to House and Senate Appropriators urging them to provide at least $10 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s programs in the FY 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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