Tag: health disparities

Black Maternal Health Week 2021

Black Maternal Health Week 2021

By Zsakeba Henderson, M.D., Senior Vice President and Deputy Medical Officer, Maternal & Child Health Impact It’s Black Maternal Health We ...
The COVID-19 crisis is worse for some racial and ethnic groups

The COVID-19 crisis is worse for some racial and ethnic groups

Ongoing research about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to find that some racial and ethnic groups are getting and dying from the vir ...
March of Dimes Report Card 2020

March of Dimes Report Card 2020

The U.S. is facing an ongoing maternal and infant health crisis and in 2020 we are still among the most dangerous developed nations for a woman t ...
Let’s create #BlanketChange during Prematurity Awareness Month

Let’s create #BlanketChange during Prematurity Awareness Month

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has brought a lot of challenges and affected everyone’s life in one way or another. Unfortunately, some groups hav ...
March of Dimes 2020 Report: Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.

March of Dimes 2020 Report: Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.

Getting quality maternity care can help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Unfortunately, not every woman in the U.S. gets good mat ...
Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

During Black Breastfeeding week, which runs from August 25th through August 31st, organizations and partners come together to raise awareness abo ...
COVID-19: Why Hispanic communities are more exposed and less protected

COVID-19: Why Hispanic communities are more exposed and less protected

How COVID-19 is affecting the Hispanic community You have probably heard that in the U.S., a higher proportion of Hispanic people are getting ...
Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2020

Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2020

Minority Mental Health is observed each year in July. It’s a time when we bring attention to the mental health issues affecting racial and ethnic ...
Continuing the conversation: Systemic racism affects the health of moms and babies

Continuing the conversation: Systemic racism affects the health of moms and babies

On Tuesday, June 11th March of Dimes hosted a Facebook Live event where panelists discussed systemic racism and the need for equity in maternal a ...
Confronting hard truths: How systemic racism affects moms and babies

Confronting hard truths: How systemic racism affects moms and babies

Health disparities have existed for a very long time in this country, and unfortunately still do. Health disparities means different groups of pe ...