Black Maternal Health Week
Updated: Oct 13, 2022
Black Maternal Health Week is recognized each year from April 11-17 to bring attention and action in improving Black maternal health. Everyone can play a role in working to prevent pregnancy-related deaths and improving maternal health outcomes. (CDC)
Vice President Harris convened a cabinet meeting on maternal health care, marking the first time an administration had held a meeting at the cabinet level to address the issue.
Creating awareness, inspiration and activism around issues related to maternal health and reproductive justice for Black mothers is a collaborative effort. These issues are more important than ever as Black women continue to die at disproportionate rates during childbirth.