READOUT: Butler Convenes Health Leaders on Ways to Combat Black Maternal Health Crisis

**Link to Photos from the Roundtable are HERE** 

Yesterday, during Black Maternal Health Week, Senator Butler convened prominent maternal health leaders and experts for a roundtable discussion about how stakeholders can work together to combat the Black maternal health crisis. During the conversation, Senator Butler underscored the urgent need to uplift this issue and heard insights from participants on the best path forward. In the end, Senator Butler affirmed the need for organizations to work in partnership with the federal government to find long-lasting solutions to this pressing challenge.

Attendees included:

  1. Dora Hughes, MD, MPH, Acting Chief Medical Officer and Acting Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  2. Jamila Taylor, PhD, President and CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
  3. Elizabeth Dawes, MPH, Director of Maternal and Reproductive Health, The Century Foundation
  4. Stacey Brayboy, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, March of Dimes
  5. Chanel Porchia-Albert, CD, CPD, CLC, CHHC, Founder and Chief Executive Director, Ancient Song Doula Services
  6. Venicia Gray, Senior Manager for Maternal and Infant Health, National Partnership for Women and Families
  7. Rebecca Lauer, Federal Affairs Manager, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  8. Kanika Harris, PhD, MPH, Senior Director of Maternal and Child Health, Black Women’s Health Imperative


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