H.R.945 - To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance to States to educate providers, managed care entities, and other insurers about the value and process of delivering respectful maternal health care through diverse and multidisciplinary care provider models, and for other purposes.117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 02/08/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/09/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.945 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/08/2021)
This bill establishes programs and requires research to diversify the perinatal workforce and advance respectful maternal care delivery models.
Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must award grants to education and training programs to grow and diversify the professions that make up the perinatal workforce. HHS must also disseminate guidance on respectful maternal care delivery. This guidance must cover, among other topics, recruiting and retaining maternity care providers from diverse backgrounds and incorporating trained midwives and other perinatal health workers into maternity care teams.
In addition, the National Institutes of Health must study best practices for culturally congruent maternity care. This is care that is in agreement with the preferred cultural values, beliefs, languages, worldview, and practices of health care consumers and other stakeholders.
The Government Accountability Office must also report on certain aspects of perinatal health care professions. The report must focus on barriers to entering those professions for low-income and minority women.