A report providing a comprehensive policy framework to eliminate racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality. The report outlines policy strategies across five areas and makes recommendations to address the ongoing threat to African American mothers and their infants. The policy areas discussed include: (1) access to critical services, (2) quality of care provided to pregnant people, (3) maternal and infant mental health, (4) supports for families before and after birth, and (5) data collection and oversight.
Authors: Center for American Progress
Publication Date: May 1, 2019