D054 A Resolution to Address The Issue of Black Maternal Mortality Rate

Final Status: Concurred as Amended

Resolved, That this 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church hereby strongly urges Congress to adopt the following package of reforms that would greatly reduce the maternal mortality rate of Black Women by: enhancing curriculum and diversifying the workforce to address implicit bias and to improve cultural humility; exploring the impact of environmental and occupational exposures on maternal morbidity and mortality; addressing social determinants of health by exploring the impact of structural racism on maternal health outcomes; and improving social policies and programs; and be it further

Resolved, That this 81st General Convention directs, consistent with established policies and procedures, that the Executive Council refer this Resolution to the Office of Government Relations, so that it may take all actions necessary to accomplish the intentions and purposes of this Resolution.