Improving Black maternal health outcomes requires addressing systemic racism and bias within healthcare systems and promoting culturally responsive care.
As we commemorate Black Maternal Health Week, we must recognize the disparities and inequities that exist in maternal health outcomes for Black women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women.
At Primary.Health, we are committed to promoting equity and access to quality healthcare for all, especially those who have been historically marginalized and underserved. We recognize that improving Black maternal health outcomes requires addressing systemic racism and bias within healthcare systems and promoting culturally responsive care.
We’ve designed our platform to empower healthcare providers to deliver comprehensive, evidence-based care centered on the needs of their patients. We also strive to ensure that our providers are equipped with the tools and resources they need to address the social determinants of health that impact Black maternal health outcomes. These resources include access to transportation, housing, and healthy food options.
We believe that by working together and centering the needs of Black women, we can improve maternal health outcomes and create a more just and equitable healthcare system. This week, we renew our commitment to promoting equity and access in healthcare and stand in solidarity with all those working to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.