Kaine to host virtual roundtable on racial, geographic disparities in maternal health

tim kaineU.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will join members of the Virginia Rural Health Association on Friday to host a virtual discussion focused on tackling racial and geographic disparities in maternal health.

Kaine has long focused his efforts on addressing the Black maternal health crisis. Last week, Kaine introduced the Mothers and Newborns Success Act,  legislation to tackle racial and geographic inequities in maternal and infant mortality by strengthening support for women during and after their pregnancies, supporting innovation in maternal health care delivery, improving research and data collection on maternal health, and ensuring women are better matched with birthing facilities that meet their specific needs.

Kaine has also hosted several roundtables on the topic across Virginia over the past year in HamptonOakton, and Lynchburg, as well as cosponsored Senator Harris’s Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (CARE) Act to create two new grant programs focused on reducing racial disparities in maternal health.



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