April is Minority Health Month
National Minority Health Month is an initiative by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to highlight the important role individuals and organizations can play in helping to reduce health disparities and improve the health of racial and ethnic minoirty and American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Heart of Ohio Family Health is committed to health equity, ensuring everyone in our diverse community has equal access to qualit yand affordable care in a safe space.
April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week
Every year, approximately 2,000 Ohio women experience a severe maternal morbidity, or an unexpected outcome of labor and delivery that results in significant short- or long-term consequences to a woman’s health, and 21 women die of complications related to their pregnancy. In Ohio, Black women are 2.2 times more likely to die from a cause related to pregnancy than white women. These disparities begin during pregnancy and continue through the first year after delivery.