Available Until 2/21/2025

Black Maternal Health Week 2024*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu . 

Black Maternal Health Week is recognized each year from April 11 - 17 to bring attention and action in improving Black maternal health. Everyone can play a role in working to prevent pregnancy-related deaths and improving maternal health outcomes. This guest speaker series aims to bring attention and action in improving Black maternal health.

Each year in the United States, about 700 people die during pregnancy or in the year after. Another 50,000 people each year have unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery with serious short- or long-term health consequences. Every pregnancy-related death is tragic, especially because two in three of them are preventable. Recognizing urgent maternal warning signs and providing timely treatment and quality care can prevent many pregnancy-related deaths.

Resource URL: https://www.nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/black-maternal-health-week

Learning Objective

To strengthen awareness of health issues and disparities that disproportionately impact Black women and their families


Each session will begin with a 7 minute presentation about the NNLM.

The remaining time will be devoted to the guest speaker and Q&A.

An evaluation link will be provided to all participants at the end of the session.

MLA CE Credit: 1.0