Episode 11 Action Items

It is National Black Maternal Health Week! It is incredibly important to lift up organizations that work to address these issues. Many programs are largely led by women of color that want to ensure black women and other women of color have positive birth experiences.

Follow Black Mamas Matter on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow National Birth Equity Collaborative on Facebook .

Follow Jamila’s organization, Center for American Progress on Facebook and Twitter.

Share your stories on Twitter and Facebook, spread the word and increase awareness of black women’s maternal health using #BlackMamasMatter, #BlackMaternalHealthWeek and #BMHW18!

Center for American Progress has been working closely with Representative Alma Adams’ office to introduce a resolution that lifts up maternal mortality among black women and commemorates Black Maternal Health Week. Reach out to your own representatives and ask them to cosponsor this resolution!

Get out and vote in the primaries and the general election! Support women running for office in your state, and those who support reproductive health and rights.