Colorado Birth Equity Bill Package and The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
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In this special episode, Maternal Health Innovation is teaming up with AMCHP's MCH Bridges podcast to bring you this episode on maternal health policy successes, challenges and opportunities while discussing Colorado's recent passing of the Birth Equity Bill Package. A series of three bills designed to increase access to decrease inequities in and overall improve obstetric care in the state, this comprehensive and community-led response to the maternal health crisis is the first ever state led policy platform for birth equity.
In this episode, host Laura Powis, program manager for Evidence-Based Policy and Practice at AMCHP and member of the Policy Core at MHLIC, is joined by Indra Lusero, Birth at Justice, advocate and founder of the Elephant Circle; Demetra Seriki, midwife at A Mother's Choice Midwifery; and George Davis V, a community member on Elephant Circle's Birth Equity Implementation Steering Committee.
Learn more about the Colorado Birth Equity Bill Package policy development efforts by checking out their Innovation Hub database entry here.
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