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Celebrating Black Maternal Health Week – April 11 – April 17, 2022

Posted by on March 28th, 2022 Posted in: Blog

Hear Her: Learn the warning signs. It could help save a life.

In the United States, Black women are three times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than White women Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality | Health Equity Features | CDC.

We would like to highlight some events and resources in the month of April to promote maternal health and Black Maternal Health specifically.

  • Watch the recording of this fantastic panel discussion Black Maternal Health Virtual Panel. In partnership with the NIH’s All of Us Research Program, speakers from the Black Women’s Health Imperative, Cobb Institute, and Scripps Institute discussed important topics in Black maternal health including postpartum care, mental health, patient self-advocacy, and how research may make a difference in the future.
  • Watch this powerful 3-minute video from StoryCorps: Destined to Be.
  • Join us for Upcoming Related Events:

Region 1 is hosting Black Mental Health and Healing Justice: Peer Support Training April 5th and April 12th– The Black Emotion & Mental Health Collective’s (BEAM’s), Black Mental Health & Healing Justice Peer Support training is a two-day, mental health literacy and healing justice training for people working, living in, and supporting Black communities. To learn more and register.


Flyer for NNLM Black Maternal Health Event.

Join us for Health in Focus: Black Birth Workers–  On April 13th, NNLM will be hosting a discussion to hear from a birth worker, Taylor Amari Little,  and her client, Destiné Price to hear about their experience. This will be an opportunity to learn about additional supports for birth givers.   To learn more and register. 


Hear Her Poster. Includes graphics and 15 warning signs of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/hearher

The Hear Her Campaign supports CDC’s efforts to prevent pregnancy-related deaths by sharing potentially life-saving messages and provides materials about urgent warning signs”.  Some more information from the CDC – Maternal Mortality (cdc.gov) and Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality | Health Equity Features | CDC . Urgent Maternal Warning Signs Poster is available in 21 languages.

Resources from MedlinePlus – Health Topics pages such as  Pregnancy, Health Problems in Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, and many more provide basic topical information and a list of resources with more information from trusted organizations.

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