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Highlighting Black Maternal Health Week Offerings

Posted by on April 1st, 2024 Posted in: Blog


Black Maternal Health Week is observed nationally every year from April 11-17.

All women in the United States die from giving birth at a higher rate than any other developed nation. Black women are more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications as white women, regardless of their income or education.

These statistics underscore the significance of Black Maternal Health Week. Given NNLM’s commitment to advancing medical progress and enhancing public health, we are proud to offer opportunities for learning and awareness regarding Black maternal health throughout this month.

This year, we will highlight 2 NNLM-funded projects focusing on maternal health and Black birthing people:

Life After 2 Losses: Support Advocacy and Health Literacy for a Healthy Pregnancy | NNLM 

On April 17th Life After Two Losses will lead a very special NNLM class, which you can register for following the link above.

Unveiling the Power of Community Partnerships: Transforming Black Maternal Health Outreach. 

Our second major offering this year asks and answers the question “How does a public library reach its community with Black Maternal Health information?” You may register for this NNLM class following the link above as well.

Here’s to affirming NNLMs commitment to advancing medical progress and enhancing public health, for everyone!

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