Representatives Lauren Underwood (D-Ill) and Alma Adams (D-N.C.) recently announced plans to create a Black Maternal Health Caucus. At least 57 members of Congress have joined including
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), according to Underwood’s office.
“Our caucus will elevate black maternal health as a national priority and explore and advocate for effective, evidence-based, culturally competent policies and best practices for improving black maternal health,” Underwood said at a press conference.