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:
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.
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.
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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.