May 24

NCJW Spotlight: Addressing Black Maternal Health Disparities

May 24, 7:00 pm

Every person deserves quality health care but the facts are grim:

Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to experience pregnancy-related deaths than white women and suffer from complications that are, generally, preventable. The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act will save Black pregnant people’s lives.

On May 24th get the facts about these disparities and the legislative efforts underway to address them from three speakers involved in the Momnibus and Illinois:

  • Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, will introduce the Black Maternal Health “Momnibus” Act , a series of 12 bills to end racial and ethnic disparities and save lives.
  • National NCJW Reproductive health expert, Shannon Russell, has the details and will answer questions.
  • Kelsie Landers, Policy & Advocacy Director, Everthrive., will report the findings of a recent Illinois Department of Public Health study focused on Maternal Health and the pending state legislation intended to address health disparities. Here is a link to the report:

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