In June, WCUI had the honor of sponsoring a March of Dimes Healthy Moms and Strong Babies Arizona event alongside Samsung and Sage Therapeutics. The event included a ceremonial SB1040 bill signing with AZ Governor Ducey, which established an advisory committee on maternal fatalities and morbidity to recommend improvements to information collection concerning the incidence and causes of maternal fatalities and severe maternal morbidity.
WCUI’s Susan Ciardullo, Sophia Perkovich, Michael Lajoy, Colleen Castillo, and Andrew High joined Dr. Rahul Gupta the National Chief Medical Officer of March of Dimes, Michael Simoni, the Arizona Executive Director of March of Dimes, Breann Westmore, the March of Dimes Director for Advocacy and Government Affairs, Dr. Edmond Baker of Luke Virtual Healthcare and WCUI Program Advisory Committee member, and Senator Kate Brophy-McGee, the chairwoman of the Senate Health Committee who sponsored the SB1040 bill signed by AZ Governor Ducey on Friday, June 21st.
WCUI has worked hard alongside March of Dimes and fellow bill supporters since Lobby Day in February to gain support and awareness for SB1040, also known as Arianna’s Law. WCUI is proud to have been a part of the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We would like to thank everyone for the support and thank you to March of Dimes for putting together such a special event!
For more information on the March of Dimes “Healthy Moms and Strong Babies” event and Arianna’s Law here is some of the media coverage from the event: