Senator Hansen recognized by maternal, child health organization.

December 8, 2014
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LANSING — Senator Goeff Hansen (R-Hart) was honored as Legislator of the Year Sunday by the Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health (MCMCH).

MCMCH − a diverse group of partners representing hospital systems, statewide organizations and local public health advocates – recognized Hansen for his work to expand breast pump availability for Medicaid mothers.

“I am delighted to receive this award from an organization that is committed to providing mothers and children in Michigan with the support they need to protect and preserve their family’s health,” Hansen said.

“With more than half of all pregnant women in Michigan reliant on Medicaid for their prenatal and other health care and a steadily decreasing number of specialty physicians to serve them, it is essential to have policymakers such as Hansen who make laws, write regulations and implement policies affecting the health of babies, children and their families,” said Amy Zaagman, MCMCH executive director.

“We are so appreciative of Senator Hansen’s commitment to providing care for pregnant women and children, not only in his district, but across the state,” Zaagman said. “His investment in Michigan’s pregnant women, children and families is making a difference.”

Council members thanked Hansen for the time he dedicated toward helping address issues in Michigan’s maternal and child health. Hansen’s district encompasses Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Mason counties.

Along with Hansen, Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) was also recognized as a Legislator of the Year for her attention to maternal issues, particularly for introducing The Breastfeeding Administration Act, which allows mothers to breastfeed their children any place they otherwise legally are allowed to be.

 

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