April 10th marks the beginning of Black Maternal Health Week. The state of New Jersey is currently working to address one of the worst racial disparities in maternal care in the nation. Planned Parenthood is proud to partner with organizations dedicated to fighting systemic racism in health care throughout our state.
Here are some resources to use in order to continue to advocate for this issue:
Superwoman Guides: Guides to help moms navigate through the struggles of being a Black mom during the COVID pandemic, including information to help improve mental health, finances, and maternal stressors. Note: The guides were originally written to be specific to Houston, TX, and some resources are specific to that city and state.
Salvation and Social Justice seeks to liberate public policy theologically by building Black faith-rooted communication strategies, advocacy, and public education campaigns, to lift up poor, underserved, and traditionally oppressed communities with a particular focus on racial justice through abolition, restoration, transformation, and coalition.