Federal healthcare reform—or the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—continues to dominate Congress’ legislative agenda. Lamaze will continue to monitor healthcare reform efforts & will look for opportunities to advocate for improved childbirth outcomes—both for mothers & children.
Lamaze International has long had a strong commitment to helping new families have their voices heard with our Congressmen and women from all across the United States. Our 2017 Advocacy Summit lets our politicians know how critical childbirth education is for families to have safe and healthy birth
Lamaze International’s advocacy & government relations team has had a busy year with opportunities to engage payer groups, partner with stakeholders to promote mutual initiatives, and submit formal comments that support evidence-based childbirth education to several stakeholder & government groupss
In an effort to curb healthcare costs and increase quality, providers, payers, and policymakers are looking toward alternative payment models that realize a more effective and efficient healthcare delivery system. Lamaze is making sure that maternity payment models include childbirth education.