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BLACK MATERNAL
& INFANT HEALTH

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The Black Maternal and Infant Health program utilizes policy and program development to call attention to the staggering rate of Black maternal and infant mortality in Los Angeles County.

Black Women for Wellness advocates for systemic change that acknowledges the impact of racism on health outcomes to ensure that Black mothers and babies are able to thrive. This is also accomplished by increasing accessible, appropriate, and affordable health care.

The basis of our work is centered around these initiatives:

To provide every mother with the information she needs to have a safe and healthy pregnancy, birth experience, and the postpartum period

To promote emotional and mental wellbeing throughout the perinatal experience via pregnancy support groups throughout Los Angeles

To directly address the impact of racism on health outcomes and hold providers accountable

Mother in the Black Maternal Health Program

BWW’s Black Maternal and Infant Health Program is a Kindred Partner of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, and The Los Angeles County African American Infant & Maternal Mortality Community Action Team steering committee.

Maternal and Infant Health Resources

Healthy Lifestyle Cookbook and Guide for Mommy and Baby

Black Maternal & Infant Health 2Black Women for Wellness understands the importance of reclaiming our kitchens as a space where our families can experience health and wellness.

This cookbook serves as a tool to assist your family as you explore new foods for your baby that will support their growth and development. We’ve included recipes to support mamas in the fourth trimester through motherhood. Your body deserves to be restored and empowered.

Download Cookbook for Mommy and Baby

Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) statement on the infant formula shortage

Black Mamas Matter Alliance Statement on the Infant Formula ShortageBMMA has published a collective statement on the infant formula shortage that includes a list of BMMA partners providing families with human milk feeding and infant formula support, as well as additional resources and information.

Read Statement on the Infant Formula Shortage

Obstacles in Getting a Mortgage While on Maternity Leave

Our experts at Bankrate created a guide that provides personal experiences about how difficult it can be to obtain a mortgage while on maternity leave, discusses the history of lending inequality and how to avoid lending discrimination.

Download Maternity Leave Mortgage Approval

Findings on Fake Women’s Health Clinics & Pregnancy Resource Centers

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPC), also called “Fake Women’s Health Clinics & Pregnancy Resource Centers”, pose harm but receive substantial government support & funding.

Download Infographic Detailing Findings on a National Survey
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Janette Robinson Flint (Executive Director) & Adjoa Jones (Visionary) of Black Women for Wellness share insights on current events, culture, policy, and important wisdom for Black mothers on life, living, and joy.

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