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Join Us For:
NJ Black Maternal Health Week
April 11-April 17 2022

Black Maternal Health Week was established by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance  (BMMA) in 2018 and is honored April 11th - April 17th. The Perinatal Health Equity Initiative is proud to present our 3rd annual event!  Each day of the week, This virtual event will be honored with a different topic focused on improving Maternal and infant health outcomes in New Jersey including:

  • Grand Rounds

  • The Nurses Station 

  • Policy Corner

  • Fathers of the Movement

Our event is being offered free of charge this year thanks to our generous sponsors.  To support our work at the local level in East Orange, NJ we have set a fundraising goal of $25,000 during Black maternal health week. You may donate using the link below.  No amount is too small.

Thank you to Our Sponsors!

Why should I attend?

New Jersey ranks 47th in Birth and pregnancy outcomes nationally and has a Black maternal mortality rate that is 7x that of white women in the state. This important topic provides a general background of the statistics but is focused more on action-based solutions to move the needle in providing an equitable pathway for Black mamas to not simply survive pregnancy and birth, but to THRIVE.  Attendees will walk away with tangible tools to make an immediate impact. You are the change we have been waiting for.

About the Event

Target Audience:

This event is designed for clinical and public health professionals with a desire to improve maternal health for Black Women.  (All are welcome to attend)

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What is Black Maternal Health Week?

"Black Maternal Health Week takes place every year from April 11 –17. The month of April is recognized in the United States as National Minority Health Month – a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. Additionally, we are joining dozens of global organizations that are fighting to end maternal mortality globally in advocating that the United Nations recognize April 11th as the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights.

The campaign and activities for Black Maternal Health Week serve to amplify the voices of Black mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements. Activities during BMHW are rooted in human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks”. Black Mamas Matter Alliance”

I want to learn more about Black Maternal Health Week, where can I go?

BMMA has a link to the events that are happening nationally.  Click the button below to learn more.

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Event Schedule

Monday April 11, 2022

Wednesday April 13, 2022

Friday April 15, 2022

Tuesday April 12, 2022

Thursday April 14, 2022

Saturday, April 16, 2022

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