Senator Smith authored the Rural MOMS Act that was just passed into law as a part of the omnibus bill.  She says the legislation takes important first steps in understanding the root causes of maternal mortality and developing solutions to improve maternal care in rural America.

Senator Smith’s legislation will provide grants to connect patients with needed care, address inequities in birth outcomes among rural residents, expand telehealth services and provide training for clinicians to practice in rural community-based settings, among other measures.