The United States has the highest maternal mortality rates among wealthy nations, and Kentucky has some of the worst birth outcomes in the US. Therefore, Kentucky is at the forefront of the global maternal mortality crisis. Black Kentuckians are especially at risk — they are 4x more likely to die during or after childbirth than their white counterparts. 

To combat these abysmal maternal health outcomes, we want legislation that: 

  • addresses poverty & other socioeconomic factors; 
  • increasing collection and analysis of enhanced maternal health data in Kentucky, with a focus on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, and use this data to inform policy recommendations and track progress; 
  • invests in community solutions; 
  • and provides support for parents who are incarcerated. 

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