How do we address Maternal Health in communities of color?
In the US, there are significant racial and ethnic disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality. We are a community that aims to close this gap by sharing stories and supporting current/expecting mothers and anyone interested in maternal health & wellness — especially those from communities of color. We are here to be informative, relational, helpful, and supportive. By joining this community, you will find engaging content about important maternal-fetal healthcare topics, including information about clinical research, from experts and people like you.
Here’s the truth. When it comes to medical research, we aren’t all included – not the way we should be, and not the way we can be.
People of color make up 40 percent of the U.S. population, but there’s a real lack of diversity when it comes to clinical trials. We’re underrepresented, which has only widened the number of healthcare disparities for us. That’s a problem, so let’s fix it.
Regardless of your own individual risk, chances are that at least one of your loved ones is a current or expectant mother. There’s a need to better engage pregnant people of color, and improve clinical research participation in order to inform development of novel therapies and improve outcomes.
About the Maternal Health & Wellness Community
We are a community that shares stories and supports current/expecting mothers and anyone interested in maternal health & wellness. We are here to be informative, relational, helpful, and supportive. By joining this community, you will find engaging content about preventative care, clinical research, and funding options from experts and people just like you.
What We Offer
- Community Engagement
- Clinical Research Opportunities
- Educational Forums
- Shared Perspectives
How to Get Started
Download & Install
Download and install our app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Create Account / Login
Open the app and enter your credentials to create an account.
Find Your Community
Explore and connect with communities underneath the ‘Communities’ tab.
Now you can start liking, commenting, sharing, or creating your own posts.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are an inclusive community for everyone interested in maternal health. You may be a patient, a parent, caregiver, or more. We want you to feel supported, informed, and cared for by our community.
Our community was created for people who are passionate about the health of communities of color, and want to contribute to research that could impact the development of new equitable medicines for the future. Our goal is to be included in all health conversations. Our goal is a healthier community that is actively taking control of their health.
Follow the link here to answer a few questions and join the community. After a few simple steps, you will be a member of the community.
As a community member, you can actively post your insights, questions, and any information that can be helpful and supportive to others or, you can also choose to just read, comment, and like posts
As a community member, you can actively post your insights, questions, and any information that can be helpful and supportive to others or, you can also choose to just read, comment, and like posts.