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Bright Spots: Highlighting Successful State Policies to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

As state advocates prepare for the 2022 legislative sessions, this paper highlights a series of examples of state-level policies that prioritize the health of families by investing in intergenerational approaches. These approaches include increasing access to home visiting services, developing carceral policies that prioritize keeping caregivers and children together, and passing impactful maternal health legislation. By sharing the following state maternal and child health policy bright spots, we hope to spur other states interested in improving maternal and child health to replicate these policy approaches.

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