December Policy Brief – Healthy Women

1. The White House hosts the First Maternal Health Day of Action On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris hosted for the first time. White House Maternal Health Action Day. Harris recommends establishing universal screening for maternal mental health conditions, expanding pregnancy-related Medicaid coverage for a full year postpartum, identifying “birth-friendly” hospitals, and …

September Policy Summary – Healthy Women

1. Advancing NIH Research on Women’s Health HealthyWomen is working to inform the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) upcoming “Advancing NIH Research on Women’s Health: 2021 Conference” meeting with the following information. comments on effort. Healthy Women identified the major challenges and opportunities that exist to address rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates, chronic debilitating …

August Policy Brief – Healthy Women

1. Healthy Women Encourage Vaccinations in Pregnant Women HealthyWomen is proud to be the co-author of a new whitepaper,”Improving Maternal Immunization Status: Working to Address Policy, Data, and Implementation Challenges, Keeping U.S. Maternal Immunization Rates Below Optimal“While the benefits and safety of vaccines among pregnant women are well-documented, many pregnant women do not receive recommended …