Alameda Health System is committed to addressing disparities and inequities in health care, particularly for vulnerable populations.

The vulnerability of black women is starkly evident during pregnancy and delivery, when they experience disproportionate rates of death and of low birth-weight babies. In recognition of Black Maternal Health Week and the need to maintain a space for open dialogue, AHS has created the Black Maternal Health Equity page to capture the experiences, good and bad, of black moms and mothers to be.

As a visitor to this page, AHS hopes that you are moved to acknowledge, join, and embrace the challenge of creating a more equitable and healthy future for black mothers and their babies.