Black Maternal Health Week
WHAT IS BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH WEEK?
Black Mamas Matter created Black Maternal Health Week in 2018. The week is recognized from April 11-17 annually. According to the Black Mamas Matter Website, Black Maternal Health Week was created “to amplify the voices of Black Mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements. Activities during BMHW are rooted in human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks.”
BALTIMORE HEALTHY START & MATERNAL HEALTH
We at BHS know that mothers take their babies for their well child appointments but often neglect their own care including post-partum visits and well woman visits. This intervention provides postpartum care services, delivered by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, co-located and co-scheduled in FQHC pediatric clinics, at 2-week, 4-week, 2-month, 6-month, and 12-month infant well-child visits
BALTIMORE HEALTHY START’S 1ST ANNUAL LEADERS IN BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH AWARDS LUNCHEON
Disparities in maternal health are rooted in economic, racial and social discrimination that prevent women from accessible healthcare resulting in excessive preventable deaths. Black Maternal Health Week was created to address the social, political and economic constraints that create barriers to quality maternal care for Black women and to inspire activism in support of Black-led maternal health initiatives. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Baltimore Healthy Start and The Reginald F. Lewis Museum will host the Baltimore Healthy Start First Annual Leaders in Black Maternal Health Awards Luncheon to recognize exceptional African American leaders in the maternal health space.