Women and Infant Health
Vital Signs: Pregnancy-Related Deaths Happen Before, During, and Up to a Year After Delivery
According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs report, each year more than 700 women in the United States die during pregnancy, delivery, or up to a year postpartum, with three out of every five of these deaths being preventable.
Advancing Health Equity: Addressing the Role of Structural Racism
Recent attention from the media and lawmakers has helped publicize the Black maternal health crisis, but the existence of pervasive racial and ethnic disparities in many other health indicators for African Americans, Native Americans, Latinx, and Asians/Pacific Islanders in the United States demonstrates that health inequities go beyond maternal mortality. To that end, the National Partnership is releasing a new issue brief, Advancing Health Equity: Addressing the Role of Structural Racism, which explains why to advance health equity, we must take into account and challenge the social, political, and historical context of racism in this country.
Child & Adolescent Health
Resources for National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month highlights the historic declines in the rates of teen births in the United States. Significant declines have occurred in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups, yet disparities continue. The Office of Adolescent Health has provided a supporter toolkit that includes digital tiles, sample messages for social media, and a customizable news release.
Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality
This report, from the Center for American Progress, provides a comprehensive policy framework to eliminate racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality.