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Applying a Racial Equity Analysis: Maternal Mortality in the District of Columbia

July 24, 2018

The District of Columbia has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country. Seventy-five percent of the maternal deaths recorded by D.C. health officials between 2014 and 2016 were of Black women. Maternal mortality is a health crisis for Black women, but rarely do we address root causes. Much of our focus is on access.

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