According to the CDC, High blood pressure and cardiovascular disease are two of the leading causes of maternal death among women of color. Pre-eclampsia and other disorders in pregnancy have also contributed to the rise increasing to 72 percent from 1993 to 2014. These issues are 60 percent more common in women of color.
The “I Make Humans” project works to advocate and is dedicated to advancing research and combating societal and systemic racism that contributes to the kind of physiological stress that impacts women every day. Longstanding racial bias, lack of health care, poor living conditions and a toxic atmosphere add to the everyday divide that has caused a maternal crisis among women of color.
We work with mothers, health care professionals, local and national legislators creating platforms that will bring about substantial change and awareness to this health care crisis.
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