To improve birth outcomes, we must further economic security by supporting families with programs and policies that increase access to living wages and workforce development, quality housing and education, childcare and beyond.
This working group will take actions that include:
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Housing insecurity is a risk factor for birth-related complications. This resource from the National Association of Counties provides insight and context on the various U.S. federal programs created to support and increase the supply of affordable housing.
Economic insecurity is a risk factor for birth-related complications, and women of color experience the nation’s continuing gender wage gap most severely. This report from the National Partnership for Women and Families breaks down national gender wage gap data by race and ethnicity.
Good nutrition is crucial to ensuring health for birthing people and babies, before, during and after birth. Learn about U.S. Department of Agriculture programs through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture that help individuals, families and communities make informed choices about food and lifestyles that support their physiological health, economic and social well-being.