Advancing Maternal Health Equity in Southern States
Brief Nov-01-2022 | | 1-min read
The United States is facing a severe maternal morbidity and mortality crisis, and Black women and women of color are particularly at risk. Maternal mortality rates are also higher in the southern United States than in other regions.
Researchers determine that broad policy changes may be needed to dramatically improve maternal health equity. With approximately 700 women dying each year due to pregnancy-related causes, and many more experiencing maternal morbidity, broader actions across sectors beyond the healthcare system would also be needed to address underlying racial and ethnic disparities in wealth and income and disparities in environmental and occupational risks that contribute to health disparities
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This compendium provides information on strategies to improve maternal health outcomes and synthesizes research about the national state-of-play, including state examples, across four domains to support policymakers in improving maternal health.
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