Congressman Boyle Announces Federal Funding for the Einstein Healthcare Network for Maternal and Child Health Program
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement announcing that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1,069,779 in federal funding to the Einstein Healthcare Network. The funding will support Einstein’s community-based efforts to decrease maternal and infant mortality rates, especially among people of color.
“Infant and maternal mortality rates are unacceptably high in America, especially among people of color. Greater research and awareness, and a holistic, community-based approach are essential to turning the tide on this tragic trend. Philadelphia’s Einstein Healthcare Network is well positioned to do exactly that. I am proud to see Einstein working to give mothers and babies their best chance at a long, healthy life, and I will keep fighting to support this important work on Congress.”
The funding comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Healthy Start program. In Congress, Congressman Boyle is fighting to fully fund the program in the next fiscal year.