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 Sequestration:Impact on Women, Infants, Children and Families

Sequestration will eliminate nearly one billion dollars in federal funding for programs designed to improve the health of women, children and their families. The Friends of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Coalition urges Congress to avoid sequestration through a balanced approach that does not include futher cuts to non-defense discretionary programs and in a way that fully protects the health of these vulnerable populations.

Below are materials developed by the Friends of MCH Coalition to illustrate the impact sequestration will have on MCH programs including a national sign on letter, a fact sheet, state by state profiles, press statements and a frequently asked questions document about sequestrations.

National Sign on Letter: 56 national organizations urge Congress to avoid sequestration and address the deficit through a balanced approach.

Press Release: Quotes from leading national organizations

Fact Sheet: A two page document highlighting the impact sequestration will have on MCH programs.

State by State Profiles: One page fact sheets illustrating the impact sequestration will have on MCH programs in each state.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sequestration: