Georgia - HEAT for Change

Georgia

Information about maternal mortality in your state

Georgia & Maternal Mortality

Georgia has the second highest level of maternal mortality in the nation 

Georgia has a maternal mortality ratio of 66.3 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

66.3

maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

95.6

Black maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

59.7

white maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

While cases maternal mortality around the world have continued to trend downward, the numbers in the United States have continued to increase. Moreover, in the United States, huge disparities exist within populations, with Black and Native American/Indigenous women at much higher risk of maternal mortality and morbidity than white women. Nationwide, Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy related complications and Indigenous and Native American women are twice as likely to die than white women.

In Georgia, there are 66.3 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. It has the 2nd highest level of maternal mortality outcomes in the nation and Black women in Georgia have higher levels of maternal mortality due to systemic and racial inequalities.  

Find Your District

Elected Official Questionnaire Responses:

Help us apply H.E.A.T. to these elected officials by contacting them. The message you send with tell them that this is an issue that matters to you, and asks them to make this part of their policy platform.

Senate

Senate

Special Election

Congressional

Voting Resources

You can find all the information you need about voting here: Georgia Secretary of State website

Here are some key links:

Are You Registered to Vote? Check here

Register to vote here 

Absentee Voting

  • In Georgia you can vote by mail without an excuse

Make a plan to vote: 

Early voting:
Some counties allow for early, in-person voting. You can find out whether your county offers that option here.

Day-of voting: Learn more here.

Voter Resources

My Voter page
BallotPedia
NBC News: How to vote by mail and register to vote in each state

TAKE ACTION TODAY

powered by Doctors of the World