Morehouse School of Medicine Hosts Summit That Examines Maternal Mortality Crisis in Georgia

Center for Maternal Health Equity Executive Director Dr. Natalie Hernandez-Green discusses the latest MSM initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of women and pregnant people.

Dr. Natalie HernandezDr. Natalie Hernandez-Green

Executive Director, MSM Center for Maternal Health Equity

By LaShawn Hudson, WABE

In an effort to drive solutions, Morehouse School of Medicine recently hosted the Georgia Reproductive and Maternal Health Justice Summit.

On Wednesday's edition of WABE radio program "Closer Look," Dr. Natalie Hernandez-Green, the executive director at the Center for Maternal Health Equity at Morehouse School of Medicine, discussed some of the key takeaways from the summit and explained why every birthing person deserves the right to have a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum experience.

Dr. Hernandez-Green further explained how cardiovascular conditions, mental health conditions, and substance abuse are some of the leading reasons why Black women die after childbirth.

She also discussed a $1 million grant that the Center for Maternal Health Equity has just received from Kaiser Permanente to support maternal health improvements and address the maternal mortality crisis in Georgia.

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