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African American Equity Health Disparities Maternal Mortality Pregnancy Women

Black Maternal Health

Black Women’s Maternal Health:

A Multifaceted Approach to Addressing Persistent and Dire Health Disparities

Black women in the United States experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth. Both societal and health system factors contribute to high rates of poor health outcomes and maternal mortality for Black women, who are more likely to experience barriers to obtaining quality care and often face racial discrimination throughout their lives. 


America is Failing its Black Mothers

For decades, Harvard Chan alumni have shed light on high maternal mortality rates in African American women. Finally, policymakers are beginning to pay attention to.


This isn’t another horror story about black motherhood

Coverage of the community has revolved around high maternal mortality rates, but I needed to read an article about joy. This is it



Advancing social determinants pathways for research, policy and practice


Birth Equity – A Pathway Forward – Children’s Defense Fund

While major public health agencies are recognizing the value in viewing infant mortality in light of the life course perspective and social determinants of health, the majority of plans, strategies, and tactics employed to address birth equity and infant mortality focus solely on the nine months of pregnancy. This does a disservice to both mothers and babies and perpetuates the existing inequities in birth outcomes.


Birth Matters

Understanding how physiologic, healthy birth benefits hospitals and organizations




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The Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network (LHVPN) Mobilizes the community, to eliminate disparities, and improve the health of women, children and families in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley, which includes Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland & Westchester counties.

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