Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation to Protect Maternal & Child Health

May 9, 2019 

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to support and improve maternal and child health in the state of New Jersey. Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and First Lady Tammy Murphy joined the conversation and spoke about ensuring equity in obstetric and pediatric care. Melinated Moms Founder Jaye Wilson provided opening remarks on the impact of health disparities on pregnancy outcomes.

Ilise Zimmerman, the Partnership’s President and CEO, shares her thoughts on the legislation in an article published May 8, 2019 with NorthJersey.com. The vocal support of the governor and first lady, as well as state legislators and the entire Cabinet, creates “a powerful incentive to change both policy and practice,” says Zimmerman. To view the entire article, “Governor Phil Murpy signs four laws to make childbirth safer for mothers, babies,” by Lindy Washburn, please click here.

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