FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. – Terrance E. Moore, CEO of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, released the following statement in recognition of Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17, 2022). For more information and resources about Black Maternal Health Week, visit blackmamasmatter.org/bmhw.
“In this fifth annual celebration of Black Maternal Health Week, we sit in reflection of the mighty work that has been and continues to be done to support the health and well-being of Black birthing people and to further our collective fight to end maternal mortality in our communities,” said Terrance E. Moore, CEO of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs. “We express gratitude to the Black Mamas Matter Alliance for their continued commitment and activism, and we follow their lead, centering on the theme of ‘Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Systems of Care.’
“As a national organization representative of state public health leaders, this year’s theme propels us to think about the current state of maternal health, how we have contributed, and what we can do to shift, change, and rebuild public health systems that not only promote the attainment of optimal health outcomes, but also produce them. We look forward to learning from the breadth of events this week and the solutions we can support and help move to action. This week is a continued reminder to listen to and uplift Black women and organizations representing and advocating for Black communities, which have and continue to lead the charge with solutions to combat the crisis of Black maternal mortality.
“As AMCHP continues our journey to center equity and anti-racism in our public health practice, we are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this week of learning and action to create a better, brighter, and safer future for all birthing persons.”
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, infants, children, youth, parents, families, and communities. AMCHP builds successful programs to serve its members by disseminating best practices; advocating on their behalf in Washington, DC; providing technical assistance; convening leaders to share experiences and ideas; and advising states about involving partners to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities. For more information visit www.amchp.org and follow AMCHP on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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