WEEK 4: PUBLIC HEALTH
MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY
The United States is one of the most dangerous developed countries in which to give birth. According to data provided by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System, the 2018 maternal mortality rate places the U.S. 10th out of 10 when comparing similarly wealthy countries.
This is, in part, due to the dramatic racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality.
Toxic stress and bias in medical care mean that women of color are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications. Racism is a public health crisis and it is time to treat it as such.
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