President Biden Issues Proclamation on Black Maternal Health Week

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Friday issued a nationwide proclamation declaring April 11 through April 18, 2022, as Black Maternal Health Week. The President calls on all Americans to raise awareness of the state of Black maternal health in the U.S. by understanding the consequences of systemic discrimination, recognizing the scope of the problem and need for urgent solutions, amplifying voices and experiences of Black women, families, and communities, and committing to improvements in birthing experiences for Black women.

The full proclamation is available here.