Systemic racism and relentless stress heighten Black women’s risk of life-threatening complications—and death—during and after pregnancy. About a year ago, I was among some public health professionals talking about the recent election when the conversation inevitably turned to race. One population health researcher, a Black woman, took a deep, ragged breath. Her tears spilled … Continue reading Pregnant While Black
Welcome to Stairway to Healthcare, a blog about achieving health equity through changes in healthcare policy. I conceived of this blog as a way to help myself, and hopefully others, to process the extraordinary amounts of information coming at us every day in the debate over healthcare reform. Then white supremacists marched on Charlottesville, VA. … Continue reading Welcome to My Healthcare Blog. We Need to Talk About Race.