The California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act - SB 464

The California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act

(SB464)

 

In California, even thought the maternal mortality rate has reduced by 55% since 2006, Black women still die in childbirth at a rate three to four times that of women of other race. This must stop! Take action by supporting SB 464!

 

The California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act will help reduce the effects of implicit bias in pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal care so that their healthcare providers treat all pregnant women, regardless of race and ethnicity with dignity and respect.

 

SB 464 specifically addresses the inequities of maternal care for Black mothers by:

  • Requiring implicit bias training for perinatal providers involved in servicers at hospitals and health centers.
  • Requiring the Department of Public Health to track and publish data on maternal mortality rates and pregnancy related conditions.

  • Reducing pregnancy-related preventable death, severe illnesses and associated health disparities. 

 

Help promote maternal health, rights and justice for All by adding your name in support of SB 464 #HealthJustice