Black Maternal Health Week


A reminder of disparities Black women face

This week, the White House issued a presidential proclamation marking Black Maternal Health Week, as a reminder of the healthcare disparities Black women face in our country due to systemic racism and implicit bias.⁠

For example, Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women, often due to neglect by healthcare professionals. ⁠

Black Maternal Health Week is an important moment to consider supporting a nonprofit advocating for healthcare equality for Black women, such as our nonprofit partner SisterSong. In 2019 they developed their Birth Justice Team to address statistics like the one above. With a team of experts, they've developed life-saving trainings to monitor health during labor as well as during postpartum.

Learn more on the Goodnation platform or contact your Philanthropy Advisor.

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