Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumpter discusses a package of measures aimed at reversing maternal mortality rates in New Jersey.
When Phil and Tammy Murphy came into office last year, New Jersey was 45th out of 50th in terms of maternal mortality. There are now 12 different departments working on the topic. First lady Tammy ...
New Jersey ranks 45th in the country in maternal deaths. According to United Health Foundation, about 38 women die for every 100,000 live births. The national average is about 21.
While diversity and training has increased in the medical field, patients who testified say cultural barriers can hinder access to high-quality medical care.