The Federal Moms Matter Act is Reintroduced

By the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health Policy Team 

The Moms Matter Act (H.R. 3312/S. 1602), first introduced in 2021, was reintroduced this summer as part of the broader Momnibus bill package. 

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Like last year, the bill invests in community-based programs that provide mental and behavioral health treatments and support to moms with maternal mental health conditions or substance use disorder, including:

  • Group prenatal and postpartum care models;
  • Collaborative maternity care models;
  • Initiatives to address stigma and raise awareness about warning signs for maternal mental and behavioral health conditions;
  • Programs at freestanding birth centers; and
  • Suicide prevention programs.

The bill also provides funding to grow and diversify the maternal mental and behavioral health care workforce.

The Moms Matter Act is one of 13 evidence-based bills that make up the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act.

A one-pager on the Moms Matter Act can be found here.  

A full summary of the Momnibus package can be found here

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