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Organizations & Resources

Health Education & Action Team


So much work has been done in maternal mortality and there are many resources already available for us to draw upon. Many Black, female-led organizations are already providing effective and thorough leadership on this issue. Here are some of the organizations leading the way:

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

National Birth Equity Collaboration

CDC Hear Her campaign

Center for Reproductive Rights Maternal Health & Rights Initiative

Association of Maternal & Child Health Program

Review to Action

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

National Black Doulas Association

Maternal Health Taskforce–What Role Can Doulas Play in Addressing Black Maternal Mortality?

State Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

Research & Data

While there has been a lot of research on this issue, there is still so much more to learn in order to best address maternal mortality outcomes in the United States. Here are some resources that are useful when trying to understand this public health issue.

CDC – Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-Related Deaths – United States, 2007–2016 (Infographic)

CDC – Useful resources

WHO – Trends in maternal mortality: 1990-2015: estimates from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division

Get Involved

In addition to contacting your candidates and encouraging them to center this issue as part of of their platform, there are some things you can do as an individual to address maternal mortality in the United States.

Visit our What can I do as a Health Professionals page

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Find out more about the organizations working on the frontlines of this issue

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Voting resources for health professionals

Healthcare professionals have unique insight into many political issues. Because of this, there are targeted resources to help them navigate elections. Here are a few of those specific resources:


Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about Doctors of the World and this campaign by reading the FAQs.

All mothers should get the care and attention they need while pregnant and post birth.

Black mothers in the U.S. are dying at similar levels as mothers in underdeveloped countries. This is unacceptable and it is time for a change.