Change requires everyday awareness
Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) is an annual campaign, founded by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, that takes place every year between April 11-17. April is National Minority Health Month in the U.S., intending to advance health equity for racial and ethnic minorities. BMHW specifically aims to raise awareness of the stark disparities in maternal health. This year, for the first time, the White House issued an official proclamation establishing BMHW and calling on all Americans to raise awareness of the state of Black maternal health in the U.S. But to make a meaningful difference for Black mothers and babies and close the gaps in care and outcomes, we must make the commitment year-round.