New Jersey ranks 47th in the country for maternal mortality, with Black women four times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than white or Latinx women. The rate for Black babies dying before their first birthday is more than three times that of white babies. Disparities in health care have lifelong consequences for future health and well-being.
ACNJ is actively working alongside statewide efforts that address racial and ethnic maternal and infant health outcomes, including First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Nurture New Jersey campaign aimed at reducing these disparities and ensuring equitable access to care.
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