Demanding #BlanketChange: A Movement to Prioritize Our Nation’s Moms and Babies

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In 2020, the United States is still among the most dangerous developed nations for a woman to give birth. And it’s even more dire for moms and babies of color. This is a health crisis that has only intensified with the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, October 21, CQ Roll Call and March of Dimes hosted a Virtual Town Hall on the policies needed to improve the health of moms and babies. The event included discussions on:

  • Eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and driving economic, social and health equity by focusing on prevention, treatment and social determinants of health
  • Improving access to care through expanding critical health programs and closing gaps in coverage
  • Addressing preventable health conditions through expanding research and improving maternal morbidity and mortality data collection

Featured speakers included:

  • Mary C. Curtis, Award-winning journalist and Columnist and 'Equal Time' podcast host, CQ Roll Call
  • Stacey D. Stewart, President & CEO, March of Dimes
  • U.S. Representative Alma Adams (D-NC)
  • U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Allyson Felix, Olympian and March of Dimes celebrity advocate 
  • Dr. Rahul Gupta, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical and Health Officer and Interim Chief Scientific Officer, March of Dimes
  • Charles Johnson, Founder of 4Kira4Moms
  • Sandhya Raman, Healthcare Reporter, CQ Roll Call
  • Jonathan Webb, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs 

Sponsored by March of Dimes

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