Healthy babies need healthy moms. In Minnesota, too many Black mothers are dying.
This is preventable. We can do better. And you don’t have to work in health care to make a difference. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, two experts share equity actions we all can take to save the lives of Black mothers and Black children.
Rep. Ruth Richardson serves in the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 52B. Rep. Richardson is also the CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States.
Brittany L. Wright is program manager for the state of Minnesota’s Children’s Cabinet. Brittany is also a published writer, freelance journalist and podcast host who focuses on the nuances of Black life and motherhood.