Black Moms Matter – A Literature Review of Postpartum Hemorrhage in Black Women

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Julie E. Talavera (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Susan Letvak

Abstract: While the United States has an abysmal maternal mortality rate for a developed country (17.4 deaths for every 100,000 live births), this national maternal mortality rate is further exacerbated by racial and socioeconomic differences, with non-Hispanic black women 3.3 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than non-Hispanic white women. However, the state of California leads the nation in having the lowest maternal mortality rate (4.5 for every 100,000 live births). The purpose of this project was to conduct a literature review on the black maternal mortality rate, specifically focusing on postpartum hemorrhage and how the state of California has been successful in reducing their postpartum hemorrhage rage and overall maternal mortality rate through public-private partnerships, in particular the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC). The ultimate goal of this literature review was to examine the specific factors that lead to California’s success in reducing the maternal mortality rate and to provide a framework for other states to follow to reduce their maternal mortality rates.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2021
maternal mortality rate, postpartum hemorrhage, racial disparities, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), public-private healthcare partnerships

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