Black birthing people are three to four times as likely to die from pregnancy/birth-related causes and twice as likely to suffer a maternal morbidity than those in all other racial/ethnic groups.
Hollywood, Health & Society, in partnership with the WGAE and WGAW, presented a virtual talk focusing on older adults and the challengers of caregiving during the pandemic. The panel was part of a series of discussions via Zoom on a variety of topics affected by COVID-19.
The discussion, held April 28, 2020, featured the following speakers:
Creating a Culture of Health would ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to live the healthiest lives possible, regardless of ethnic, geographic, racial, socioeconomic, or physical circumstances.
Hollywood, Health & Society brought together five leading creative talents behind current TV series that are changing up the narrative of what poverty looks like. In much of their storytelling, marginalized communities and people who are poor struggle for a fair shake and the elusive American Dream.
Each year, more than 600,000 people in the U.S. are released from state and federal prisons. However, more than 450,000 are arrested again within five years, often due to technical violations or non-criminal behavior.
One-third of babies in the U.S. are surgically born, and childbirth is the top reason for hospitalization.
Despite improvements in medical technology and treatment, recent findings report that the U.S. has the worst rate of maternal mortality compared to any country in the developed world.
Maternal mental health disorders are the most common medical complications affecting birthing people during the perinatal period (pregnancy through the infant’s first year).