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Mother's Day Advocacy

This Mother's Day, engage in advocacy efforts that raise awareness of and advance policy solutions that address racial disparities in birth outcomes.

WRITE to your Members of Congress and ask that they support the Black Maternal Health Momnibus, which would improve maternal mental health and treatment for mothers with substance use disorders, bolster the perinatal workforce, boost maternal vaccination rates, enhance public health data collection, and much more. We have a template letter to make it easy

ENGAGE on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to raise the visibility of maternal health issues. Use #Momnibus or #SaveMoms. Sample social media messages can be found here.

LEARN about efforts in your state to reduce maternal mortality and improve health equity by visiting our interactive map.  Click on your state for additional information.

JOIN SMFM's State Liaison Network (SLN) by completing this brief survey. This option is available exclusively to SMFM members. SLN members have access to a library of advocacy and media resources, and they are utilized for state level advocacy and implementation of state-based public health programs. 

READ Dr. Laura Vricella's blog about the importance of birth spacing and contraception for high-risk pregnant people. Consider writing a blog about your experience as a patient or clinician. Contact RHProject@smfm.org for more information. 

VISIT our patient education website, which addresses a number of high-risk pregnancy topics.

QUESTIONS? Contact Kerri Wade.

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