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How the US Can Keep Moms Healthy and Save Hundreds of Lives Nationwide

Publication Date: March 21, 2024

By: NWHN Staff

This event has been rescheduled, see below for more details

Join us for our free virtual Healthy MOM webinar April 24 at 1 PM EST to learn how we can all work together to prevent post-partum maternal death. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) will be speaking.

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Key Details:

April 24 2024 via Zoom

1 PM – 2 PM EST

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What We’ll Cover (And Why This Information Will Save Lives)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 700 women die each year in the United States from pregnancy-related complications. The United States has the worst maternal health outcomes among high income countries, and none are more affected than Black women, who are three times as likely to die from a pregnancy – related cause than white women. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the single greatest advance in women’s health care as the number of adult women newly insured skyrocketed. But thanks to recent policies and implementation flaws that have eroded the ACA’s effectiveness, thousands of women and birthing people have fallen through the cracks. During this webinar, experts from the NWHN, March of Dimes, and Congress will come together to discuss how we can all work together to protect health care coverage during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

Webinar Attendees Will Learn:  

  • Health care advocacy and navigation strategies for mothers and their loved ones post-partum 
  • Why the United States has the worst maternal health outcomes as compared to other high-income countries, and how barriers to coverage make these outcomes worse  
  • Why pregnancy and childbirth are so expensive in the United States, and how this contributes to preventable maternal deaths  
  • What we mean by the “4th trimester,” and why this time is critical for maternal health  
  • All about the Healthy MOM Act, a bill introduced by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) that seeks a special enrollment period for pregnant women so they can access high-quality and timely prenatal care. 

Webinar Speakers

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D – NJ)

Keynote Speaker

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KJ Hertz


March of Dimes Senior Director Federal Affairs

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Raaya Alim


National Women’s Health Network Policy Associate

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