Celebrating Black Maternal Health Week 2022

National Partnership Staff

Black Maternal Health Week was created to raise awareness of the root causes of poor maternal health outcomes for Black women and to inspire activism in support of Black-led maternal health initiatives. Founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, the goals of Black Maternal Health Week are to:

  • Deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US;
  • Amplify community-driven policy, research, and care solutions;
  • Center the voices of Black Mamas, women, families, and stakeholders;
  • Provide a national platform for Black-led entities and efforts on maternal health, birth and reproductive justice; and
  • Enhance community organizing on Black maternal health.

This year, we're celebrating #BHMW22 by spotlighting the powerful stories and calls-to-action from our partners participating in BMHW.

Watch Angela D. Aina, the co-founding executive director of Black Mamas Matter Alliance, kick off the 5th anniversary of Black Maternal Health week by celebrating the Alliance's incredible victories so far and sharing about the events we have to look forward to during this year's BHMW.

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Watch Vice President Kamala Harris' urgent call to action to improve Black maternal health outcomes.

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Read the policy recommendations and first-person accounts of Black women advocating for Black maternal health

Show your support and spread awareness for Black Maternal Health Week on social media

Share using hashtags #BlackMaternalHealthWeek and #BMHW22

Learn more about Black Maternal Health Week 2022 by visiting the Black Mamas Alliance website and following them on Twitter and Instagram.

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