In the United States, approximately 900 women die each year during childbirth and postpartum periods due to pregnancy related complications. National and State surveillance reports have deemed that 80% of these deaths are preventable. The maternal morbidity and mortality rates are the highest among industrialized nations worldwide. The current data suggests that this trend is worsening despite significant advancements in healthcare practices and technologies. Pregnant and postpartum women of color experience significant health disparities and poorer health outcomes. Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die in comparison to White women. These disparities are up to 18 times higher in underserved communities. Access to care, implicit bias, and systemic racism are the leading causes of these disparities. This presentation will explore the history of Black maternal health disparities, causes of maternal deaths, and proposed solutions to solving this epidemic.
Celebration of the Life of Denise Williams, a 29 year old mother of 2 daughters who died on August 30, 2021 while seeking care at a hospital for postpartum depression with no explanation from the hospital about what happened. This memorial event was hosted by Denise's family and their Niecy's Purple Heart Foundation (NPHF). Please donate to their organization and follow them on Instagram @niecys.purpleheart.foundation
Townhall about the high Black Maternal Mortality rates during childbirth and postpartum in the United States. This event was brought to you by Theta Chi Chapter Inc. https://www.thetachi1965.org/ Barnes Health Affiliates, LLC https://bhapro.com/ Panel Speakers: Charles Johnson, 4Kira4Moms IG @4kira4moms Bruce McIntyre, saveARose Foundation IG @savearose.foundation Omari Meynard and Shawnee Benton Gibson, ARIAH Foundation FB at https://www.facebook.com/TheARIAHFoundation/ Takiya Ballard, Certified Nurse Midwife https://sakinahealth.net/ Katia Cadet, Doula In Loving memory of Kira Johnson, Shamony Gibson, and Amber Rose Isaacs. Say Their Names!
This presentation is about the impact of stress and racism on Black Health. Black men and women have experienced significant health disparities since the birth of this nation. The social determinants of health play a major role in health outcomes. We will look at various forms of racism and stress factors and how the detrimental impact on health that leads to significant morbidity and mortality. To register for future Wake Up Everybody sessions, visit the link below. All events hosted by Spirit of a Woman Leadership Development Institute https://www.facebook.com/SpiritofAWoman/posts/10158798376544231