On Policy: The Social Determinants for Moms Act

Updated: Aug 28

Addressing social determinants of health is a priority of our leadership initiative. It's important to monitor the status of key policies that affect the outcomes of our most vulnerable. We are keeping our eye on the H.R. 943. Social Determinants for Moms Act.

To address social determinants of maternal health with respect to pregnant and postpartum individuals, and for other purposes. This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 8, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Included in the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act, The Social Determinants for Moms Act is led by Congresswomen Lucy McBath. The bill is cosponsored by Representatives Lauren Underwood, Alma S. Adams, John Lewis, Terri Sewell, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mary Gay Scanlon, Gwen Moore, Wm. Lacy Clay, Ro Khanna, Karen Bass, Ayanna Pressley, Al Lawson, and Charlie Crist

Bill Updates:


March 9th -Referred to the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.


March 9th -Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations.


Feb 9th - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.


Feb 9th - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.


Feb 8th - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Agriculture, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.



Source: Congress.gov



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