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Suggested Readings on Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

Join us for Wait…What?! Racial Disparities in Maternal Health on April 15th at 11 AM

“Wait…What?!” is a bi-monthly discussion offering a chance for our community to convene on emerging issues we all face, albeit with varied challenges. In preparation for our April discussion on Racial Disparities in Maternal Health, our Community Investments Manager has compiled a list of informative resources to expand upon the issues black mothers and mothers of color experience.

Advocacy Organizations


4Kira4Moms was founded with the mission to advocate for improved maternal health policies and regulations, to educate the public about the impact of maternal mortality in communities, provide peer support to the victim’s family, friends, and promote the idea that maternal mortality should be viewed,and discussed as a human rights issue.

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice. | Check out the Black Mamas Matter Alliance Toolkits!

Civil Liberties and Public Policy

CLPP is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, and reproductive rights movement building, CLPP promotes an inclusive agenda that advances reproductive rights and health, and social and economic justice.

Every Mother Counts

Every Mother Counts works to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for everyone, everywhere. | Read more on Black Maternal Health from their resource hub list.

National Birth Equity Collaborative

National Birth Equity Collaborative creates solutions that optimize Black maternal and infant health through training, policy advocacy, research, and community-centered collaboration.


SisterSong is a Southern-based, national membership organization; our purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.

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