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AAMCNews: Addressing Maternal Health Inequities

January 18, 2022
Image of people wearing B'more for Healthy Babies t-shirts and facemasks smiling and holding a toddler Photo by Mary T. Phelan

Black, Hispanic, American Indian, and Alaska Native people are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White people. But varied efforts — from culturally sensitive care to bias-targeting toolkits — are reducing gaps and saving lives. This January 18 story in AAMCNews highlights success stories from AAMC member institutions' partnerships with community organizations and public health programs to support the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of all birthing people. The article also spotlights the ongoing work of the AAMC Center for Health Justice to support collaborative, multisector efforts to address perinatal health inequities.