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.
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.
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.
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.