In a recent report, scientific research supports how climate change affects maternal and fetal health — increasing concern for reproductive justice and the impact of the environment on pregnancy.
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month brings awareness to the types of adversity and challenges that BIPOC communities face. There is a gap in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health for BIPOC communities, and access to mental health resources can vary.
Men’s Health Month is a culmination of celebrating progress and looking forward to the future for improvement. The statistics and data are clear: men are more likely to put their health at risk through unhealthy choices.
The Access to Healthcare team presented “Promoting Lactation in Eastern North Carolina” during the Birth & Beyond Summit: Advancing Community-based Approaches to Birth Equity in College Park, MD.
Studies have shown that Black women are more likely to die due to childbirth or pregnancy-related complications than white women. As Black women experience the likelihood of suffering from these complications, there is a need for doula services to help mitigate this racial health disparity.
Common maternal and child health issues include disparities in breastfeeding rates and for Black families seeking support with breastfeeding representation matters. Lactation counselors help guide moms on their breastfeeding journey.
In April, the North Carolina Black Alliance collaborated with the NC A&T State University Earth and Environmental Science Club to host a program on bridging holistic wellness and environmental justice.
Food insecurity can be a pressing concern for college students who live on or near campus, especially for universities in food-insecure communities that do not prioritize nutritious food and its accessibility.
NC Black Alliance’s Access to Healthcare team engaged with providers who offer direct care to mothers in the Triangle to highlight the importance of connecting parents to resources and support throughout the perinatal period.
The North Carolina Black Alliance is one of 17 NC organizations to receive funding from Blue Cross NC to address issues causing disparities in labor and postpartum health care.