April 11-17, 2022

Celebrate Black Maternal Health Week!

Building for Liberation: Centering

Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Systems of Care

Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) was founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance in 2018. BMHW is a national week of awareness, activism, and community building intended to:

  • Deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the US.

  • Amplify community driven policy, research, and care solutions.

  • Center the voices of Black Mamas, women, families, and stakeholders.

  • Provide a national platform for Black-led entities and efforts on maternal health, birth and reproductive justice.

  • Enhance community organizing on Black maternal health.

Learn more about BMHW here: 

blackmamasmatter.org/bmhw

April 11, 2022

International Day for Maternal Health and Rights

Stakeholder & community conversation on the Black Birth Plan and Black Birthing Bill of Rights, information on critical Black maternity care resources.

April 14, 2022

BLACK Fatherhood Legacy

Celebrate your contributions to this work! Families are invited and dinner will be provided.

April 15, 2022

Central Valley Black Nurses Association Wellness Day 

No cost COVID-19 testing.

BLACK Maternal Health Week Community Celebration! Space is limited! 

  • Soulbirth Yoga

  • Catered bites

  • Giveaways! Cribs, strollers, baby bags & more!

  • Health screenings

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JOIN US THROUGHOUT THE WEEK FOR  EVENTS CELEBRATING BMHW

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International Day for Maternal Health and Rights

Resources for mothers in honor of this day:

 
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Listen to Black Women 

To guide systems change in Black maternal and infant health and amplify Black voices, BWPC is hosting a circle of trust to create a supportive space for Black women to share their healthcare experiences with stakeholders from our hospitals and insurance plans. This event is closed to general attendance to protect the integrity of our mothers’ stories and ensure their privacy.


We invite our partners to read the BLACK Mothers’ and Women’s Perspectives Report, which will be
released
HERE on April 13 in the afternoon!

 
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BLACK Fatherhood Legacy

Please take a look at resources we've put together and made available on our site below: 

  • BLACK Fatherhood Legacy Report 

 

​The report summarizes our work and offers California stakeholders implementing Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI) Fatherhood programs evidence to improve program delivery to Black men.

View the report here.

 
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Central Valley Black Nurses Association

Wellness Day 

We’ve partnered with Central Valley Black Nurses Association to provide no cost COVID-19 testing. We have a special gift for pregnant women who get tested!

Ready for Baby Community Celebration

Join our free community celebration and check out our guide for new mothers below:

  • Our Maternal Child Health Guide is available HERE