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Black Maternal Health Awareness Week and the BPPN: LuAnne Brown and Cheryl Clark on The Public Good

Presenter(s): Andrea Ó Súilleabháin
Date: May 2, 2023, 10:30-11 am

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations, and these rates are up to 3 times higher for Black and Native American women compared to non-Hispanic whites. The Biden Administration states addressing these disparities is their top priority and declared April 11th to the 17th as Black Maternal Health Awareness Week. Locally, the Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network, or the BPPN, empowers women, fathers, and families to better their family health and well-being by providing education, support, advocacy, and connection to resources and services in Western New York. Today, our guests are LuAnne Brown, President and CEO of the BPPN, and Cheryl Clark, Home Visiting Supervisor at BPPN. They’ll talk about their work in the Buffalo community and why it’s important.