October 08, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Tackling Maternal Health Equity to Achieve Maternal Health Justice in Illinois

Persistent and worsening racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity and mortality in the U.S. are urgent public health concerns requiring innovative, sustainable solutions. The perinatal period, the time before and after birth, has important implications for a woman’s health and that of her child. Unfortunately, standard prenatal care fails to meet the needs of women from Black, Indigenous and
People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

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