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Rep. Kelly sponsors legislation to advance maternal health

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., is sponsoring legislation in Congress to address the rise in maternal mortality rates. She announced the legislation, MOMMA Act, at a press conference May 12 at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial in Harvey. Kelly, who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, is chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. Kelly’s bill will support the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health, a national alliance of hospitals, providers, state health departments and women’s health organizations that are working to implement standardized . . .

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