They say children are the future, it's time to support children and families as we reimagine the future of New Jersey!
New Jersey Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy, and my boys Hadar and Othniel at the Holiday Reception at the Governor's Mansion, Princeton, NJ
NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy, Melinated Mom's Jaye Wilson, and the Advocates of Children NJ staff and advocates
Washington, DC. We have work to do! I am so honored to be a maternal health advocate for @ACNJforKids @MelinatedMoms @ancientsong to transform maternal and infant health and birth justice.”
So excited to advance health equity and birth justice in New Jersey. ANCIENT SONG DOULA SERVICES NJ Birth Justice Institute is an intergenerational and Interdisciplinary group of individuals passionate about centering birth justice and equity in transformative ways.
This image is from the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Inc. (BMMA) conference in DC last September. Chanel Porchia-Albert of ANCIENT SONG DOULA SERVICES spearheaded this birth justice group of 25 intergenerational moms, doulas, midwives, and advocates to center black maternal health.
NJ First Lady Tammy Social Media Takeover
New Jersey is ranked 47th in the nation for maternal deaths and has one of the widest racial disparities for both maternal and infant mortality. (Source: NurtureNJ)
America is the ONLY developed country with these alarming maternal and infant mortality rates.
I decided to join hands with other organizations rather than operate in a silo. This is my why, this is why I do what I do as a Productivity Coach, Maternal Health Advocate, and Parent Ambassador.
February 28th - See outlines on initiatives for the FY2024 budget, “expanding affordability, promoting fiscal responsibility, and creating world-class opportunities for everyone to succeed in the Next New Jersey.” It includes proposed funding increases to programs that will support children and their families.
Data Mapping to Save Moms' Lives Act (H.R.1218 / S.198)
This bill looks at locations in the U.S. where there are high maternal mortality rates to increase broadband access to provide telemedicine in those locations.
PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act
The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act will strengthen the Break Time Law by expanding protections for lactating workers.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 1065, S. 1486)
This bill requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to support the health of pregnant workers. Read more about the powerful advocacy efforts made like this Advocacy op-ed published in The Hill.
TRIUMPH for New Moms Act
TRIUMPH calls for the formation of a temporary Federal interagency Taskforce to coordinate efforts to address maternal mental health, and to create a national strategic plan.
Into the Light for Maternal Mental Health
Provides permanent mental health resources to moms across the country, from a 24/7 voice and text hotline to grants to states to support improved screening and treatment programs.
Melinated Moms has pulled together a fierce Coalition comprised of women who are ready to change the world for families across NJ. I am so excited to be a part of this coalition.
This initiative leads the charge to identify, cultivate and empower BIPOC/ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American) serving organizations serving families across the Melinated Spectrum to advocate for the needs and resources on the local, county, regional and state levels.
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