Kansas Momnibus is a package of bills to address disparities in maternal and infant health. It is based on similar federal and state Momnibus bills.
- Create a nursery program at the Topeka Correctional Facility – eligible incarcerated mothers who give birth while at the facility would be able to have their child with them for the first 18 months while in residence
- Access to donor human milk – would extend current Medicaid coverage of donor human milk to all infants up to 12 months of age. Currently, donor human milk is limited to hospitalized infants under three months. This aligns with Oklahoma and five other states. This will allow infants in need of supplementation to receive human milk, which follows the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Grants to community-based organizations that are closest to the communities most impacted by maternal & infant deaths to :
- Diversify and grow the perinatal workforce (midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, etc.)
- Provide housing for pregnant & postpartum women
- Address the social determinants of health for pregnant & postpartum women
- Strengthen the effectiveness of the Kansas Maternal Mortality Review Committee to make recommendations to reduce maternal deaths, elevating community voices and experience. Data transparency is an important element of this bill.
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