Advocacy

Everyone wins when Montana mothers, babies, and families are thriving.

Early childhood experiences affect a person’s wellbeing for life. Plus, research shows that if we invest in the wellbeing of young children, we increase the worth of the future workforce.

We can do better

  • Of developed nations, the United States has the highest rate of mother deaths related to birth and pregnancy.
  • 21% of Montana children under age 5 live in poverty
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a leading type of child abuse in the United States
  • 25% of SBS cases are fatal
  • 80% of SBS victims who survive have permanent disabilities

How you can help

Connect with your representatives:

What you can say:

Clearly state the action you would like them to take, such as supporting a proposed policy that would promote the health of babies. Explain your reasons and note how this issue is relevant to you, as a constituent, and your family and community. Keep it short, polite, and factual.

Share your voice to help ensure public policies support moms, babies, and families.

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