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Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality
Black Maternal Health Week is recognized each year from April 11-17 to bring attention and action to improving Black maternal health. Learn how everyone can play a role in working to prevent pregnancy-related deaths and improving maternal health outcomes.
Medical Follow-Up Received by Women With Blood Pressure Alerts in the WISEWOMAN Program by Race and Ethnicity, 2014-2018external icon
Immediate reduction in blood pressure (BP) is necessary for a person with dangerously high BP to prevent injuries related to heart disease and stroke. In this study, differences in the prevalence of hypertension and dangerously high BP and the distribution of medical follow-ups were examined by race and ethnicity among participants in the Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) program.
Participation in Survey Research Among Mothers With a Recent Live Birth: A Comparison of Mothers With Living Versus Deceased Infants − Findings From the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 2016–2019external icon
Despite high infant mortality rates in the United States relative to other developed countries, little is known about survey participation among mothers of deceased infants. The purpose of this study was to assess differences in survey response, contact, and cooperation rates for mothers of deceased versus living infants, overall and by select maternal and infant characteristics.
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