The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) will co-host a live discussion on Twitter about maternal health tonight, Oct. 29, from 8-9 p.m. ET.
It’s unacceptable that the United States has the worst maternal death rate of any developed nation, with black women dying at three to four times the rates of white women. AMCHP will join Moms Rising, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-M.A.), and organizations leading efforts to save the lives of mothers and pregnant women to champion legislation meant to combat this maternal health crisis.
“AMCHP is excited to be co-hosting this important conversation,” said Jonathan Webb, AMCHP’s chief executive officer. “Everyone deserves a fair opportunity to be healthy. Your health outcomes should not be defined by your location, status, race etc. We as a society must find a way to do better, and good legislation is an essential step — not the only step, but a necessary one.”
All maternal and child health advocates, public health professionals, direct health care providers, and members of the public are invited to join the chat; follow the conversation on the #MaternalJustice hashtag on Twitter.com.
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.