Black Mothers In Power Organize To End Maternal and Infant Health Disparities

Black Mothers In Power

Did you know the mortality rate for black infants in the City of Wilmington is more than three times that of white babies across Delaware?

A group of black women in Wilmington, called Black Mothers in Power, is working to change these numbers. The group presented legislative priorities at a public listening session early this year. 

Shamarla McCoy, who directs public relations for the group, says it is advocating for Medicaid and private insurance reimbursement for the services of Doulas, who help guide and advocate for women through pregnancy and birth.  Black Mothers in Power is also advocating for implicit bias training for healthcare providers, which McCoy paints as vital to reducing disparities. 

The group also supports several legislative efforts to reduce disparities in maternal and infant health that are underway. Read the full article from Delaware Public Media, here.

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