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Advocacy Activities & Updates

We prioritize health equity and support policy proposals that are aimed at eliminating health care disparities for high-risk pregnant women. View our complete advocacy agenda (2021-2022) in greater detail. Letters, testimony, and other correspondence with policymakers that support our commitment to health equity can be found below. Questions? Contact Rebecca Abbott.

  • 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.


View the 2017, 20182019, and 2020 Advocacy Archives

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