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Clients and Issues

Effie's Grace team has both national and state level policy wins for our clients:
  • Preventing Maternal Deaths Act (115th Congress)
    • Monies to establish and/or augment Maternal Mortality Review Committees
  • Bringing Postpartum Out of the Shadows Act (114th Congress)
    • Established new %M HHS grant to disburse monies to no less than 3 states to establish maternal mental health education, screening and support systems.​
  • Continued and extended funding for the MCPAP for Moms program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (190th Legislature)
    • ​MCPAP for Moms is the first ever phone line access project to provides real-time, perinatal psychiatric consultation and resource and referral for obstetric, pediatric, primary care and psychiatric providers to effectively prevent, identify, and manage their pregnant and postpartum patients' mental health and substance use concerns. 
Effie's Grace is currently working on legislation that will address
  • Pregnant/Postpartum/Family Workers Rights
  • Standardization of best practices to adequately address pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated complications in a hospital setting.
  • Access to certified professional midwives
Effie's Grace has established successful legislative briefings and advocacy days at both the State and Federal level:
  • Maternal Mental Health
    • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2015-present)​
    • Capitol Hill (2016-present)
  • Maternity Care Access and Racial disparities
    • Capitol Hill (2018-present)​