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October AWHONN updates from "The Hill"

Posted By Dena Cochran, Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Illinois AWHONN Members and Potential Members,


I have attached communication from "The Hill" that I would like to share with you.  I would also like to remind everyone that if you have the opportunity to write or speak to your elected officials, your stories are very impactful.


In case you are unaware, the maternal mortality crisis in the U.S. (the highest in the developed world) has caught the mainstream media eye and is making daytime talk shows.  I have attached a webinar - America's High Maternal Mortality and What Can Be Done - with panel members - Dr. Elliot Main from CMQCC, Eugene Declercq from Boston University and Nina Martin, a reporter and editor specializing in women's legal and health issues.


AWHONN is advocating for the companion bills HR 1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act and S 1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would help states establish or improve their maternal mortality review committees to examine maternal death cases and identify locally relevant ways to prevent future deaths.


Respectfully submitted,

Dena Cochran, MSN, RNC-OB, CLC

Illinois AWHONN Legislative Coordinator

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