Reflecting on the work of March for Moms in 2022, one word comes to mind: resilience. Our entire plan was centered on enhancing the sustainability and resilience of organizations that are providing critical services to moms, birthing people, and families in their communities. Communities that are most impacted by maternal morbidity and mortality as seen in the tragic data that is released each year. Community-based organizations that are saving the lives of their own often with limited resources…
Read more in the 2022 impact report!
To work toward a better future for birthing people in the United States, March for Moms hosted several programs such as a virtual town hall centered on the Momnibus Act of 2021 and how the federal policy package could improve maternal healthcare in our country. Taking it a step further, we hosted a congressional briefing highlighting the Kira Johnson and Perinatal Workforce Acts which would
provide key investments in community-based organizations and call for culturally, congruent care to moms and birthing people. Continuing with our advocacy efforts, we endorsed several letters from partners sent to state and federal leaders to harness our collective power on solutions such as extension of Medicaid postpartum coverage to one year, increased funding for federal programs to improve maternal health, and more.
We also added a new program, the Enhancing Community Resilience to Improve Maternal Health workshop, to amplify and give space to the amazing work that community-based organizations do each and every day.
During 2020, in partnership and collaboration with a diverse coalition of partners, March for Moms expanded our footprint as a policy advocate for maternal health. We advanced awareness and provided key input to federal policies to enhance programs for families and support providers. March for Moms also welcomed Dr. Jamila Taylor to our Board of Directors, increased attendance at our signature rally while convening virtually due to COVID-19. Lastly, March for Moms continued to serve as a partner to Congress’ Black Maternal Health Caucus and worked to amplify the Momnibus Act of 2020 and 2021.
March for Moms engaged in a critical body of work in 2019. Some 2019 highlights include hiring our Founding Executive Director, having leading advocate Charles Johnson join our Board of Directors, having the largest and most diverse number of organizational partners for our rally to date, March for Moms becoming a leading partner for Congress’ Black Maternal Health Caucus, and collaborating on bill feedback throughout the year with partner organizations. In the following, you will read about our growth and the impact of March for Moms in 2019. Thank you for partnering with us in achieving these incredible milestones.