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Gov. Murphy signs bill to create Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Authority

The authority will oversee the new Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center in Trenton.

Matt Trapani

Jul 17, 2023, 9:17 PM

Updated 338 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy signed new legislation on Monday to create the state Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Authority.
The authority will be comprised of 15 people. It will oversee the new Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center in Trenton. The authority will come up with ways to reduce the number of deaths of mothers and infants.
“This Center will both drive policy and provide badly-needed maternal health care services in Trenton, which currently does not have a birthing center and suffers from some of the widest racial disparities in maternal and infant deaths,” the governor wrote in a statement.
Reducing maternal and infant mortality has been a goal of first lady Tammy Murphy. She launched Nurture NJ in 2019 to help achieve that goal.
The Murphy administration says that the governor has signed 43 pieces of maternal and infant health legislation since the inspection of Nurture NJ.


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