6th Annual Black Maternal Health Week


This year marks the 6th annual Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), a campaign founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance to build awareness, activism, and community​ to amplify ​the voices, perspectives and lived experiences of Black Mamas and birthing people. 

BMHW is intentionally held annually during National Minority Health Month and begins on April 11 - International Day for Maternal Health and Rights -  an opportunity to a unite global organizations and advocate for the elimination of maternal mortality globally, according to the BMMA website. BMHW ends Monday, April 17, 2023.

The 2023 theme for BMHW is: “Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy!”

CMQCC is supporting BMMA to uplift Black women and their families, as well as Black-led maternal health initiatives in California during BMHW.

BMMA is a national network of Black women-led and Black-led, birth and reproductive justice organizations with multi-disciplinary professionals, working across the full-spectrum of maternal and reproductive health.

To get involved, please review the schedule below and visit the BMMA 2023 Maternal Health Week website for information and resources.