Carole Johnson, Administrator for the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be joined by Kody Kinsley, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, grantees and families at Wake County Public Health Center on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, to announce new federal funding to combat maternal mortality and improve maternal health, particularly in underserved communities.
HRSA grants focus on:
- Expanding access to maternity care and improving quality of care
- Growing the nurse midwife workforce
- Addressing maternal depression
- Providing community supports during pregnancy and post-partum
The visit will include an open press roundtable event with community members, advocates, clinicians and experts.
What: New federal funding announcement to combat maternal mortality and improve maternal health.
Roundtable discussion with federal and state leaders, community members, advocates, clinicians, and experts on expanding access to maternal care, growing the maternal care workforce, supporting moms experiencing maternal depression and addressing the important social supports that are vital to safe pregnancies.
Who: Carole Johnson, HRSA Administrator, U.S. DHHS
Kody H. Kinsley, Secretary, NCDHHS
Michael D. Warren, Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA, pediatrician, and North Carolina native
North Carolina maternal health advocates, clinicians, experts and patients.
When: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023
(Media wishing to set up may arrive at 10:30 a.m.)
Where: Wake County Public Health Center
10 Sunnybrook Road, Room 344
Raleigh, NC 27610
Media: Members of the press may RSVP to this event by email at Press@hrsa.gov
For questions related to the event, contact: 301-443-3376.