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Legislator PhotoRepresentative - Lisa Reynolds

Democrat - District 34 - Northeast Washington County

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1434
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-485, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.LisaReynolds@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: https://www.​oregonlegislature.gov/reynolds​

 
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Welcome to Momnib​us 2025!

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(This site will be updated regularly.) ​


June 13th, 2024


Hello Maternal & Infant Health Partners!


2025 is coming up fast and we’re excited to have another Momnibus roundtable.


Rep. Reynolds invites you to join for a virtual roundtable discussion on June 27th from 1 - 2:30 p.m. to outline and discuss our Momnibus 2025 bill package. The Momnibus 2025 bill package is an effort to identify barriers that mothers, children, and families face in the prenatal, delivery, postpartum, and early childhood period, and to develop legislative solutions to these barriers in a thoughtful, comprehensive, and intentional way.


Rep. Reynolds will give an overview of the concept so far, and then hear from folks about their feedback and priorities and how to make sure we’re crafting the best possible policy package. I also want to note that, while we’re currently working in legislation for 2025, we intend to introduce Momnibus-related legislation across multiple sessions.


If you would like to attend, please register for the Zoom here or click on the image below.


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February 09, 2024


This is an update on our activities and plans.

Rep. Reynolds and her team are hard at work at the Capitol in the first week of the 2024 short session, but our eyes are looking toward 2025 for landmark legislation aimed at promoting and supporting holistic health and well-being for pregnant people and their babies through 12 months of age.

We have big, audacious goals with this legislation, including improving prenatal care, substance use disorder treatment, expansion of doula care, increasing culturally specific services, and promoting early relational health. We are currently working on creating a scaffolding with policy experts that can help us think about payment and structures that would allow us to leverage Medicaid dollars to accomplish some of these goals. We are also spending our time identifying community groups and government agencies to invite to this process as we progress toward a bill or a series of bills. Furthermore, we recently met with the new director of the Oregon Health Authority, Dr. Sejal Hathi, to let her know our plans. She is very supportive and wants to be involved!

As we write, Rep. Reynolds is working to pass a bill to support the Nurse-Family Partnership (HB 4105), calling on state funds (in place of county funds) to support their current level of services, expand to more families, and provide a pathway for the program to expand to all counties in Oregon.

As we move forward with Momnibus planning, we will be hosting meetings after the busy short session for more specific feedback and policy planning with all our stakeholders.  

We’ll be in touch soon; don’t hesitate to reach out. And if you haven't already, please fill out this contact form.

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December 2024


Where We’re Headed

Our vision is to make Oregon the best and most equitable place in which to grow up. 


One important step is Momnibus 2025, which seeks to provide comprehensive healthcare and wrap-around services from the pren​atal period through baby’s first 12 months (and 12 months postpartum). 


Where We Are Now: Oregon Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Report 

53% of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable and half of pregnancy-related deaths were due to mental health issues and/or substance use disorders.


Report Recommendations call for an increase culturally specific services, expansion of doula care, improved access to behavioral health services, and closer study of pregnancy-related deaths (autopsy).


Proposal

Introduce a “Momnibus” bill (or series of bills) in the 2025 legislative session, to improve, streamline, and expand services for mothers, children, and families in the prenatal, delivery, postpartum/infancy period. We plan to leverage Medicaid dollars, which enjoy a significant federal match, and a waiver that allows us to use these funds for housing, nutrition, and climate-related health effects. 


Process

We want this to be a collaborative and community-involved bill package. Please fill out this contact form to indicate your interest in being involved in Momnibus 2025.


So far: Launch Meeting on Nov 15, 2023

We had an enlightening launch meeting in November, with over 100 participants, featuring presentations from local experts who are doing the work. Take a look at the materials from our launch meeting: the agenda​, our office's slides, Desha Reed-Holden'sslides on the Portland Tri-County Black Futures Initiative, and Matthew Richardson's slides on Nurse Family Partnership​. You can watch the recording of the November 15th Launch Meeting here (password to watch: rQ!+6b$e).


Next steps

We are looking toward a January meeting, and perhaps a steering committee. Rep. Reynolds is regularly meeting with stakeholders, service providers, people with lived experience, etc. Again, if you’d like to be involved, fill out this form. And if you have any questions, please email our office at Rep.LisaReynolds@oregonlegislature.gov. Also, consider signing up for Rep. Reynolds’ newsletter. 






 
  
  
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