The Texas Department of State Health Services (DHSH) confirmed this week it has initiated review of maternal mortality cases from 2020 and into early 2021, spanning the beginning and peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.      The Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (TMMMRC) is scheduled to conduct its next meeting on September 8th … Read more

Following a rally at the Capitol by maternal health advocates this week, members of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (MMMRC) are calling on state leaders to address maternal health equity in the upcoming legislative session.     Nakeenya Wilson, who sits on the review committee at the sole community advocate, is calling … Read more

With Roe v. Wade overturned, the Shades of Blue Project will host a week-long event and discuss its impact to the maternal mental health of Black women HOUSTON, Texas, July 7, 2022 — Black maternal morbidity is on the rise and the numbers are higher than originally reported.     According to a study by … Read more

Pregnant Black Coloradans covered by Medicaid have among the lowest rates of prenatal care visits in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)’s September maternity report. These low prenatal care rates, the report indicates, are contributors to the demographic’s leading rate of preterm births.     The report … Read more