When mothers and babies receive comprehensive care before, during, and after birth, they’re much more likely to lead happy and healthy lives. However, in NYC, Black birthing people are more likely to die from preventable pregnancy-related death compared to White birthing people. Research shows that experiencing racism takes a toll on bodies, especially during pregnancy and birth. We must all take action to ensure women and birthing people and their babies have the support they need to thrive.
Take action to reduce maternal mortality among Black women and birthing people
For over two decades, FPHNYC has mobilized government, community, and philanthropy to form partnerships that improve the health of all New Yorkers. We work closely with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to address health inequities and improve the experiences and outcomes of the thousands of people who rely on NYC’s maternal and infant health services.