As awareness about rising maternal mortality rates and racial inequity in maternal health continues to grow, black people must continue to lead on black maternal health with ample financial resources to do so.
Author: Elizabeth Dawes Gay
It’s Up To Us All To Change The Maternal Mortality Rate Of Black Women.
You don’t have to be a doctor, midwife, nurse, or doula to make a difference.
Governor Cuomo Should Not Play Politics With Black Maternal Health
In an election year that will determine whether the political tides will change, advocates are wary of empty promises.
Black Maternal Health Week May Be Over, but We’re Just Getting Started
There are three key actions that can propel this movement for Black maternal health, rights, and justice forward: Listen to Black women, trust Black women, and invest in Black women.
Housing Instability Is an Important (Yet Overlooked) Factor in the Maternal Health Crisis
Gentrification greatly contributes to the displacement and housing instability of people of color.
Serena Williams Could Insist That Doctors Listen to Her. Most Black Women Can’t.
We can’t solve America’s maternal-health problem without first acknowledging how racism harms black moms.
How the Senate’s Health Care Bill Will Seriously Hurt Black Women
Black moms are three times more likely than white moms to die from pregnancy-related causes and are also at greater risk of pregnancy-related injury and death. We know that we need greater access to care, not less.
This Mother’s Day, Raise Your Voice for Black Maternal Health
We march because we believe that all moms and their families have the right to affordable health care. Because we believe that all moms deserve to survive pregnancy and childbirth, regardless of class or race.
Could Increasing the Number of Black Health Providers Fix Our Maternal Health Problem?
The answer to that question is not just relevant for Black birthing parents, but for all U.S. parents who aren’t doing that well compared to the rest of industrialized nations.
Environmental and Health Justice Intersect for Healthy Black Futures
Environmental racism is the problem. Environmental justice can be the solution.