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Black Maternal Health Week in Review

Apr 18, 2020
Press Release
Black Maternal Health Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Adams Leads Week of Advocacy for Black Moms

Charlotte – During Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17), Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) led a week of advocacy for Black moms. The overall maternal mortality rate in the United States rose sharply over the past three decades, and Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die in childbirth than their white counterparts. Adams’ advocacy included interviews, editorials, radio appearances, and a Women’s Symposium focused on Black Maternal Health during COVID-19.

April 9: Advisory: Rep. Adams Hosts Rescheduled Women’s Symposium on Thursday, April 16

April 9: LA Sentinel: Congresswoman Adams Discusses Maternal Mortality Rates and the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020

April 10: R&D in the QC: Ep097 – Congresswoman Alma Adams and Congressman Dan Bishop discuss PPP

April 11: Twitter: Kicking off #BlackMaternalHealthWeek

April 13: Rep. Alma Adams & Sen. Kamala Harris Introduce Black Maternal Health Week Resolution

April 13: ESSENCE: Black Maternal Health Week: Black Women On The Front Lines Discuss Sisterhood, Mission

April 13: Harris, 22 Senators Reintroduce Resolution Designating April 11-17 as Black Maternal Health Week

April 13: Planned Parenthood Action: Why the Fight for Black Mamas Is a Public Health Imperative

April 13: Black Maternal Health Week: Planned Parenthood Calls on Congress to Endorse The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020

April 13: Power to Decide: Supporting Black Mothers

April 14: CNN: The US has the highest maternal death rate of any developed nation. California is trying to do something about that

April 14: SAC Cultural Hub: WERE YOU THERE? Black Women and the Maternal Mortality Crisis Roundtable Stories from the Community

April 14: Center for American Progress: Community-Based Doulas and Midwives Key to Addressing the U.S. Maternal Health Crisis

April 14: ESSENCE: We Can’t Let Up The Fight To End The Black Maternal Health Crisis, Especially Right Now

April 15: ESSENCE: Black Maternal Health Matters! 5 Issues Facing Black Mothers Today

April 15: WBTV News 3 at 5PM

April 15: News of Davidson Representative Alma Adams and Senator Kamala Harris Introduce Black Maternal Health Week Resolution

April 16: Today: Senators Booker, Harris and Rep. Underwood join Rep. Adams for Women’s Symposium

April 16: Charlotte Talks: The Black Maternal Health Crisis

April 16: QCity Metro: Opinion | We can’t afford to lose more Black moms during childbirth

April 16: Video: Rep. Adams Holds Successful Women's Symposium

April 16: Charlotte Post: Black maternal health matters more than ever

April 16: @SenKamalaHarris on Twitter

April 17: Rep. Alma Adams Urges Adoption of the Kira Johnson Act

April 17: LA Sentinel: Video: Rep. Adams’ Women’s Symposium on Maternal Health Breaks Attendance Record

April 17: The Root: Thanks to Black Women, There's More Political Interest In Fixing Black Maternal Care Than Ever Before

April 18: Queen City Nerve: Alma Adams Pushes Bill in Support of Black Maternal Health

Adams co-founded the Black Maternal Health Caucus in 2019 and co-led the introduction of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020 in March. Over 2000 people, including Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris and Rep. Lauren Underwood, participated in her Women’s Symposium on Black Maternal Health During COVID-19, held Thursday on Zoom (video).