Congress should pass Moms Act

Pennsylvania moms are facing a crisis. For far too long, too many mothers have died as a result of childbirth or pregnancy. The sad reality is that many of these deaths are preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2021, a shocking 1,205 women died due to maternal causes nationally, a […]

5 takeaways from AP’s series on health disparities impacting Black Americans

The Associated Press spent a year examining how racial health disparities have harmed generations of Black Americans. From birth to death, Black Americans fare worse in measures of health compared to their white counterparts. They have higher rates of infant and maternal mortality, higher incidence of asthma during childhood, more difficulty treating mental illness as […]

1-833-9-HELP4MOMS – National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers: Phone or text access to professional counselors Real-time support and information Response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Resources Referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups Culturally […]

Senate passes bill to expand infant formula access

Legislation that aims to protect low-income families from infant formula shortages passed the Senate by unanimous consent on Thursday. The Access to Baby Formula Act passed the House late Wednesday on a rare bipartisan vote of 414-9, and now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature. “It’s rare that we have unanimity in the Senate on […]

Wolf Administration announces expanding Medicaid coverage plan for postpartum mothers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Wolf Administration announced its intent to extend postpartum coverage periods for mothers eligible for Medicaid because of pregnancy to one year. Joined by the Women’s Health Caucus, the Maternity Care Coalition and Pa. Health Access Network, they said the investment will help with the health and well-being of new mothers […]