On February 14th, Natasha Mehu submitted written testimony to the Finance Committee in support of SB 406 Prenatal and Infant Care Coordination – Grant Funding and Task Force.
SB 406 would provide funding that is needed to assist counties and municipalities in providing services to low-income pregnant and postpartum women and children.
From the MACo Testimony:
The grant program helps local governments and their community-based partners to spearhead comprehensive, collaborative programs designed to address women’s pre- and postnatal health and their child’s development. Increasing funding from $50,000 to $5 million beginning in fiscal 2021 will go a long way to support programs that help reduce health disparities and improve the well-being of women and children. A holistic approach to supporting children and their mothers can yield overwhelming results for the long-term well-being of counties and their communities…
…Counties have a vested public health interest in the well-being of women and children in their communities and SB 406 would provide needed funding to assist these vulnerable residents.
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