Government Expands Native American Maternal Health Resources
December 8, 2022
In 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health (OMH)- in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention- announced a new campaign: "Hear Her."
The ongoing campaign aims to prevent pregnancy-related deaths among Native Americans and Alaska Natives-who are twice as likely to die of pregnancy-related complications- by sharing potentially life-saving messages about urgent warning signs.
The new "Hear Her" campaign segment builds on the work the CDC and OMH have been doing to reach tribal communities and provide healthcare providers and Native people with critical health resources.