2021 Report from the Gov. Commission on Racial Equity & Justice (Governor’s Commissions on Racial Equity and Justice, Kansas)

Active Federal Legislation (U.S. Breastfeeding Committee)

Alliance for Healthy Kansas (Expand KanCare)

Being a Player: A Guide to the IRS Lobbying Regulations for Advocacy Charities

Black Parents and Their Babies: Attending to the First 1,000 Days (Equity Research Action Coalition and Child Trends)

Centering the Experiences of Black Mamas in the Workplace: How the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Can Support Black Maternal Health, which highlights the urgent need for the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and draws lessons learned from a listening session our organizations hosted with Black birth workers and Black organizational leaders from nine states. You can find the report on BMMA’s website and A Better Balance’s website

Federal Maternal health bill tracker (Associate of Maternal & Child Health Programs)

Kansas: Nonprofit Lobbying and Political Activity Guide

Lobbying Flowchart  

Maternal Health Blueprint Call (June 24, 2022) fact sheetBlueprint, recording of the Blueprint Stakeholder Call

National Clinical Care Commission: Report to Congress on Leveraging Federal Programs to Prevent and Control Diabetes and Its Complications, released January 2022 (Please see Focus Area 7, Further Promote and Support Breastfeeding to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes Among Mothers and Their Children, pages 51-54)

Public Charities Can Lobby: Guidelines for 501(c)(3) Public Charities 

Saving the Lives of Moms & Babies: Addressing Racism and Socioeconomic Influencers of Health – series of 10 bulletins raising awareness about the many factors driving the maternal health crisis and recommending policy solutions to address these factors. 

State Options and Actions to Extend Postpartum Coverage in Medicaid (Research Brief)

First Fridays Recordings and Resources