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.