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Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

Briefing: November 13, 2020

For this project, the Commission seeks to examine the federal role in addressing racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, including negative pregnancy-related health outcomes and pregnancy-related deaths of women in the United States. The Commission will analyze current data regarding pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths, including data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the Department of Health and Human Services’ State Partnership Initiative to Address Health Disparities.

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Commission Advisory Committee Reports

Advisory Memorandum of the Colorado Advisory Committee on Maternal Mortality and Fetal / Infant Mortality (2020) (PDF)

Expert Testimony

   Updated: February 18, 2021