Help us spread the word - HEAT for Change

Help us spread the word

Health Education & Action Team

The best time to educate a lawmaker is when they are a candidate

Maternal mortality is a huge problem in the United States, especially among Black and Indigenous women. Yet many candidates for public office are not making this issue part of their platform. We want to encourage candidates to make this a part of the conversation now, while they are still running for office. You can help us by making it a part of the conversations you are having now, both in your life and online.

We have included some social media links for you to share on various sites. We encourage you to link back to heatforchange.org, and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same. Together we can turn the H.E.A.T. up on candidates and call some attention to this important issue.

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In the U.S. 2 out of 3 pregnancy related deaths were determined to be preventable. We can do better.

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Due to deep racial inequalities in our healthcare system, Black women are 3-4x more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth than white women are.

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Approximately 700 women die annually in the United States as a result of pregnancy related complications.

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More than 1/3 of women in the U.S. skip needed medical care because of costs. This can lead to worse pregnancy and childbirth related outcomes.

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The U.S. remains the only country of other high income countries without universal health coverage. This can lead to worse pregnancy related outcomes.

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U.S. women have the highest levels of maternal mortality among other high income nations and this outcome has been worsening over the last few decades.

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All mothers should get the care and attention they need while pregnant and post birth.

Black mothers in the U.S. are dying at similar levels as mothers in developing countries. This is unacceptable and it is time for a change.

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