Pennsylvania Legislators Launch Pennsylvania Black Maternal Health Caucus

In advance of Gov. Shapiro signing Act 5 into law, creating better reporting of maternal morbidity data, state Reps. Morgan Cephas, D-Phila.; Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware; and La’Tasha D. Mayes (D-Allegheny) formed the Pennsylvania Black Maternal Health Caucus. Building on the momentum of legislative victories and the increasing need for attention to maternal mortality and morbidity issues, particularly among Black families, the caucus intends to boldly address the disturbing trends of Black maternal mortality and morbidity in Pennsylvania through strategic, intersectional legislation and policy; create a collaborative, representative and action-oriented legislative and policy space for Pennsylvania legislators, advocates and stakeholders; and introduce, advance, and pass the Pennsylvania MOMNIBUS – a legislative package making critical investments and policy changes to improve maternal health outcomes in Pennsylvania. Click here to watch the press conference.