Confronting Racial Bias in Maternal Deaths

Charles S. Johnson IV, founder, 4Kira4Moms.

David Goodman, MD, leader, Maternal Health Team, CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health.

Joia Crear-Perry, MD,  founder and president, National Birth Equity Collaborative.

Mark Clapp, MD, maternal fetal medicine doctor,  Massachusetts General Hospital.

Texas state Rep. Shawn Thierry, D-Houston.

Wenonah Valentine, founder and executive director, iDREAM For Racial Health Equity.

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-MA.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

National Birth Equity Collaborative.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Preeclampsia Foundation.

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM).

American Pregnancy Association.

World Health Organization.

Boston University: “Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal Health.”

Harvard Public Health: “America is Failing its Black Mothers.”

NPR: “Why Racial Gaps In Maternal Mortality Persist.”

CNN: “Serena Williams: What my life-threatening experience taught me about giving birth.”

CDC: “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.”

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