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Learn About SB 1041

Read the Ammendment

Ammendment to SB 1041

Read about the Medical Voucher Program and Maternity Episode Payment Model – both soon to take effect in Illinois! 

Excerpt:
“The Task Force on
Infant and Maternal Mortality Among African Americans shall partner with Holistic Birth Collective to advise the Department of Healthcare and Family Services on the development of a Medicaid voucher program that is eligible for federal dollars to expand consumer choice for Black mothers that includes planned home birth services and in-home perinatal and postpartum care services…

Who is the program for?

Any pregnant person living in Illinois who is eligible for Medicaid and is interested in having the option to give birth in an out-of-hospital setting.

When will it happen?

The program is set to launch by January 1, 2023.

WHO would especially benefit?

We expect this program would be especially beneficial for participants who:

  • Are concerned about encountering implicit bias from care providers
  • Value trauma-informed care
  • Experience barriers to consistently attending facility-based prenatal care visits:
    • Inflexible work hours
    • Child care demands
    • Transportation issues
  • Have had prior unsatisfactory experience giving birth in a hospital
  • Value shared decision-making with their perinatal care providers
  • Wish to avoid unnecessary medical interventions
  • Value experiencing labor and delivery in an out-of-hospital setting whenever medically appropriate.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Download the One-Pager

This easy to read document can help you or others understand how our program through SB 1041 will significantly improve black maternal health outcomes.

Fiscal Impact of sb 1041

This PDF details why no increase in Medicaid expenditures is projected, regardless of scale.

Learn about SB 1041

Read the Ammendment

Ammendment to SB 1041

Learn about the Medical Voucher Program and Maternity Episode Payment Model – both soon to take effect in Illinois! 

Excerpt:
“The Task Force on Infant and Maternal Mortality Among African Americans shall partner with Holistic Birth Collective to advise the Department of Healthcare and Family Services on the development of a Medicaid voucher program that is eligible for federal dollars to expand consumer choice for Black mothers that includes planned home birth services and in-home perinatal and postpartum care services…

SB 1041 Program Details

Who is the program for?

Any pregnant person living in Illinois who is eligible for Medicaid and is interested in having the option to give birth in an out-of-hospital setting.

When will it happen?

The program is set to launch by January 1, 2023.

WHO would especially benefit?

We expect this program would be especially beneficial for participants who:

  • Are concerned about encountering implicit bias from care providers
  • Value trauma-informed care
  • Experience barriers to consistently attending facility-based prenatal care visits:
    • Inflexible work hours
    • Child care demands
    • Transportation issues
  • Have had prior unsatisfactory experience giving birth in a hospital
  • Value shared decision-making with their perinatal care providers
  • Wish to avoid unnecessary medical interventions
  • Value experiencing labor and delivery in an out-of-hospital setting whenever medically appropriate.

This is a hybrid model of perinatal care, combining three high-value services:

a. Strong Start Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (national)

b. Florida’s Commonsense Childbirth case study

a. Michigan’s Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)

b. Maximizes patient benefit from prenatal care by reducing barriers to attendance

Program Objectives:

A big Thank You to IL State Representative Mary Flowers!

Mary was the original supporter of Lay Midwives in Illinois, pushing Midwifery legislation since the early 90’s (1993 “Midwifery Licensure Act” HB0929 then again in 1997 with HB 0518 and more…) She has truly supported Black Maternal Health even when it was not “political capital” and we are forever grateful.

Mary helped Holistic Birth Collective to pass SB1041 by bringing it through the House UNANIMOUSLY. This opens up access to black families across this State to Access Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) via Home-births!

As Mary said, ” This is a good first step.” The fight to uplift and protect black families is NOT done. For some it’s just the beginning because no one is free until we first liberate those that are oppressed!

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“The Medicaid legislation directs the Task Force on Infant and Maternal Mortality Among African Americans to “partner with Holistic Birth Collective to advise the Department of Healthcare and Family Services on the development of a Medicaid voucher program.”

Download the One-Pager

This easy to read document can help you or others understand how our program through SB 1041 will significantly improve black maternal health outcomes.

Fiscal Impact of sb 1041

This PDF details why no increase in Medicaid expenditures is projected, regardless of scale.

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Support midwifery awareness and legislative advocacy to help make services from CPMs accessible.

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Phone

(773) 245-3668

Email

info@holisticbirthcollective.org

Mail

6127 S University Ave, Suite 107 Chicago, IL 60637

Phone

(773) 245-3668

Email

info@holisticbirthcollective.org

Mail

6127 S University Ave, Suite 107 Chicago, IL 60637

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