NBPP is Bridging the Gap: The Vital Role of Culturally Competent BIPOC Birth Workers in Tackling the Black Maternal Health Crisis


The Black maternal health crisis in the United States has laid bare the urgent need for transformative measures. One crucial aspect that demands attention is the importance of training BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) birth workers. In this blog post, we delve into why National Birth & Postpartum Professionals (NBPP) is fostering cultural competence among BIPOC birth workers. This priority is not just desirable, but absolutely essential in forging connections and mitigating the risks faced by BIPOC families in the throes of the crisis.

The Alarming Disparities

The statistics surrounding the Black maternal health crisis are stark. They reveal a deeply ingrained system of disparities that disproportionately affects BIPOC communities. In particular, Black mothers face higher rates of maternal mortality and near-death experiences during childbirth which points to systemic issues of bias (internalized and external) that demand targeted solutions.

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