HealthIncreased Access to Quality Health Care Could Reduce Black...

Increased Access to Quality Health Care Could Reduce Black Maternal Mortality

-

- Advertisment -sslate

Black women in Missouri are four times as likely to die during childbirth than white women, and during Black Maternal Health Week, reproductive-justice advocates want people to know many pregnancy-related deaths are preventable.

April Mickens Jolly, vice president of health equity and culture for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, said reasons for the racial disparities range from lack of access to high-quality medical care in many communities of color, to implicit bias and racism within the medical system.

She argued Black women need to have the same access to social, economic and environmental resources necessary to build strong families.

“Factors that can make sure that Black women have the freedom to raise their children in safe and healthy places, both before, beyond birth and during the postpartum period,” Mickens Jolly contended.

black

She noted in Missouri, four in five pregnancy-related deaths are preventable.

Public health experts urge health-care providers, as well as friends, family and partners, to listen to the concerns of pregnant people if they say something doesn’t feel right, and find ways to adequately address those concerns.

Mickens Jolly emphasized expanding Medicaid, which Missouri voters approved last year, but lawmakers are resisting funding, could make a big difference.

She pointed to research which shows states that have fully implemented Medicaid expansion have also reduced rates of both infant and maternal mortality, and in some cases, begun to reduce racial disparities.

“Because of discriminatory and racist public policies, women of color and certainly Black women rely on publicly funded programs like Medicaid, more than white women do,” Mickens Jolly stated.

In Congress, the Black Maternal Health Caucus has introduced what it calls a “Momnibus” package.

The bills range from investing in social determinants of maternal health such as housing, transportation and nutrition to growing and diversifying maternity-support systems. It also would improve data collection, support moms with substance-abuse issues or who are incarcerated, and invest in initiatives to reduce climate-change-related risks for pregnancy.

Sunshine Slate
Sunshine Slatehttps://www.sunshineslate.com
Sunshine Slate is your news, entertainment, music fashion website. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the United States of America.

1 COMMENT

  1. Hello.This article was extremely interesting, especially because I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Saturday.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

From Arrest to Release: The Role of Bail Bonds in the Justice System

The judicial ecosystem comprises various components that work together to afford individuals their constitutional rights

The Balanced Approach to Considering an Uncontested Divorce

An approach such as an uncontested divorce angle can provide a semblance of peace in this otherwise tumultuous process.

Thriving After Divorce: A Guide to Successful Co-Parenting and Child Custody

Co-parenting is a shared endeavor that requires both parents to actively participate in raising their children despite a divorce or separation

A Guide to Co-Parenting and Shared Custody After Divorce

Co-parenting emerges as a strategy wherein both parents actively participate in raising their children, irrespective of the marriage's dissolution.
- Advertisement -

The Significant Role Of Lithium-Ion Capacitors In Today’s Electronics Market

Among the myriad components driving these devices, lithium-ion capacitors stand out as pivotal contributors.

Best Apps and Games for your New Mobile Phone

We can install any app from the google play store very quickly. Let’s take a look at some most amazing apps for android mobile phones.
edealo.com
- Advertisement -sslate
transformerscon

Must read

Best Apps and Games for your New Mobile Phone

We can install any app from the google play store very quickly. Let’s take a look at some most amazing apps for android mobile phones.

A Fresh Look at the Contemporary Trends Redefining Tiny Homes

Tiny homes have always stood but never more so than in modern design trends. Present-day tiny homes bank on eco-friendly solutions.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -sslate

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you