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Black Maternal Health Week

It’s an honor to announce that Mayor Vi Lyles Charlotte's first African-American female Mayor, has signed our Proclamation request, making April 11th-17th, Black Maternal Health Week in Charlotte, NC! Maternal health refers to the health of an individual during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), black women in the U.S. die or suffer serious illness during and after childbirth, in dramatically disproportionate numbers—three to four times higher—than do their white counterparts. These racial disparities have been shown to persist regardless of income and education level. In its inaugural year, Black Maternal Health Week was