Bill Would Establish Pilot Program to Improve Black Maternal Health in New Jersey



Assembly Bill 5634, introduced on June 20, 2023 to the New Jersey General Assembly and referred to the Assembly Health Committee, would require the Department of Health to establish a three-year Obstetric Discrimination Prevention and Mitigation Pilot Program in which maternity care hospitals and licensed birthing centers would utilize and evaluate the effectiveness of a perinatal quality improvement measurement tool in (1) recognizing and reporting obstetric discrimination; (2) evaluating the presence and magnitude of obstetric discrimination and its impact on the birthing experiences of Black mothers; and (3) improving maternal health care provided to Black mothers during childbirth hospitalizations and reducing adverse pregnancy-related experiences and outcomes.

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John D. Fanburg, Chair | 973.403.3140 |
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