Health Views with Deb Friesen, MD

Examining Black Maternal Health Inequities with Amanda Williams, MD

April 7, 2022

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to focus on improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and reducing health inequities. We also want to acknowledge Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17 which explores causes and solutions to the staggering statistic that Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. During this national observance, Dr. Deb sits down with a special guest, Dr. Amanda Williams. Dr. Williams is a practicing Ob/Gyn, the Assistant Chair of Chiefs for Maternity with The Permanente Medical Group and serves as the Maternity Director for Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center. In this compelling episode, Dr. Williams discusses her dedication and years of experience exploring inequities in care affecting Black mothers and the complex factors driving them.

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