Black Maternal Health Week comes to Dayton from April 11-17
By Zack Frink, Elevate Dayton
Queens Village Dayton is teaming up with Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County to commemorate Black Maternal Health Week 2023, reports Dayton 24/7 Now.
The Big Picture: Black Maternal Health Week, established by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, takes place from April 11 to April 17, with the goal of giving a platform to the voices and experiences of Black mothers.
This year's theme is "Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy."
Local Impact: In cooperation with Public Health’s Local Office of Minority Health, Queens Village Dayton will organize events that concentrate on learning, advocacy and offering a supportive environment for Black women to rejuvenate.
By the Numbers: In 2020, Black women in Ohio had a 2.5 times greater likelihood of dying due to pregnancy-related causes compared to White women.
Zoom In: The mortality rate for Black infants was over three times higher than that of White infants in 2021.
What's Next: Queens Village Dayton will host three events in collaboration with Public Health’s Local Office on Minority Health and the EveryOne Reach One Maternal and Infant Vitality Task Force, register here.
This article originally appeared on Elevate Dayton and republished through its partnership with the Dayton Weekly News.