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Foundation Jumps Aboard Momnibus
July 13, 2020
Foundation Jumps Aboard Momnibus

To support Black Maternal Health Caucus’s bills on maternal mortality and morbidity, called the Momnibus. A collection of nine bills to address racial disparities in maternal health.

Board Member Urges Policymakers to Join the Battle Against Preeclampsia
May 08, 2020
Board Member Urges Policymakers to Join the Battle Against Preeclampsia

In an opinion piece in The Hill (5/7), Rakhi Dimino, MD, a Houston-based obstetrician who serves on the Preeclampsia Foundation’s Board of Directors, writes that findings from two recent studies “add to a growing body of evidenc...

Preeclampsia Foundation Supports Emergency Funding for CDC's Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies Program
May 07, 2020
Preeclampsia Foundation Supports Emergency Funding for CDC's Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies Program

Preeclampsia Foundation signs bipartisan letter asking House leaders to include funding for a key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program that helps identify emerging threats to mothers and babies.

President Signs Critical Maternal Mortality Legislation
December 13, 2018
President Signs Critical Maternal Mortality Legislation

This is a great day for preeclampsia and the beginning of the end of needless deaths. Late last night, President Trump signed into law the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act. We are very proud and incredibly thankful! This legislation will directly impac...

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Critical Maternal Mortality Legislation
September 27, 2018
House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Critical Maternal Mortality Legislation

The Preeclampsia Foundation commends the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for holding the hearing, “Better Data and Better Outcomes: Reducing Maternal Mortality in the U.S.,” on Thursda...

Senate Committee Passes Lifesaving Legislation to Address  Maternal Mortality and Severe Morbidity
June 26, 2018
Senate Committee Passes Lifesaving Legislation to Address Maternal Mortality and Severe Morbidity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2018 – Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed the Maternal Health Accountability Act (S1112). Introduced by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV...

Inaugural World Preeclampsia Day Spotlights Global Impact on Maternal and Infant Mortality
April 07, 2017
Inaugural World Preeclampsia Day Spotlights Global Impact on Maternal and Infant Mortality

  May 9, 2017 - Melbourne, FL - Nearly 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies worldwide lose their lives to preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy every year. To raise awareness of preeclampsia as a life-threatening complicatio...

New Law Funds Postpartum Depression Screening
January 04, 2017
New Law Funds Postpartum Depression Screening

After more than two years in the making, federal legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Act passed Congress and was signed into law. The landmark legislation was one of the final bills signed into law by President Obama. In addition to providing...

Preeclampsia Foundation Advocacy Efforts Making a Difference
December 01, 2016
Preeclampsia Foundation Advocacy Efforts Making a Difference

After a two-year effort, Congress took a major step forward toward passing extensive legislation titled The 21st Century Cures Act to accelerate the development of and access to treatment for rare diseases and other conditions in need of biomedical i...

Preeclampsia Foundation Engages in Planning the Agenda for the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care
December 01, 2016
Preeclampsia Foundation Engages in Planning the Agenda for the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care

The U.S. Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care, a coalition of members of Congress serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, invited the Preeclampsia Foundation to participate in a meeting to help set the Caucus’ agenda in the upcoming con...

Applications now being accepted for Fall 2016 Preeclampsia Foundation Patient Advocates Summit in Orlando, Florida
July 06, 2016
Applications now being accepted for Fall 2016 Preeclampsia Foundation Patient Advocates Summit in Orlando, Florida

Apply for this training program for families affected by preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome Melbourne, FL – July 6, 2016 – The Preeclampsia Foundation announced today that applications are now being accepted for their Fall 2016 Preeclampsia...

Preeclampsia Foundation to host live Twitter Town Hall with members of Congress
May 05, 2015
Preeclampsia Foundation to host live Twitter Town Hall with members of Congress

Conversation to focus on maternal health improvements Melbourne, Florida – May 5, 2015 – Kicking off Preeclampsia Awareness Month #PreAM15, the Preeclampsia Foundation, joined by Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated t...

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