MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – At the Outreach Community Health Center in Milwaukee on Friday, June 4, Senator Tammy Baldwin hosted a panel discussion on improving maternal health outcomes in Wisconsin.
Black women are more than three times more likely to die from childbirth complications than white women. The United States also has the highest rate of pregnancy-related deaths among its peer countries.
– Senator Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) June 4, 2021
In response, Senator Baldwin introduced his Paternal Workforce Act. It improves access to maternity care and helps to increase and diversify the perinatal health workforce.
“The legislation establishes grant programs to increase the number of maternity care providers for antenatal health workers who are equipped to bridge cultural gaps and provide essential care and support throughout pregnancy, labor and pregnancy. childbirth and the postpartum period, ”said Senator Baldwin.
Baldwin, along with MP Gwen Moore, first introduced the bill in February.