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USA Today Examines Lack of Maternal Health Care in America's Rural Communities of Color in 4-Part Project

Aug 16, 2022

A 4-part project from USA Today examines maternal healthcare access issues for rural communities of color, highlighting disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity and historic health inequity.

Part 1, In Rural America, Maternal Health Care is Vanishing. These Moms are Most at Risk presents the experiences of a rural Black mother living in a maternal health desert, noting the vulnerability of women of color and the burden of long transportation distances to access maternal healthcare.

Part 2, Indigenous People are Promised Health Care. For Rural Moms, It's an Empty One examines maternal health inequity and access issues for Native American women, highlighting efforts by tribal governments and communities to address the problem.

Part 3, Inequities in Maternal Health Care Access are Not New. They Have Deep Roots in History" offers an overview of the historic mistreatment of women of color and the resulting structural inequities that contribute to gaps in maternal healthcare access for rural communities of color, highlighting research into maternal health inequity.

Part 4 is forthcoming and will be listed here when available.

Source: USA Today via Yahoo! News