Why Is Indiana Ranked So Low On Maternal Health?

Jun 1, 2021

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On pregnancy-related deaths, Indiana is ranked near the bottom of the country. Today we find out why with public health experts, a state representative, and community leaders working to address the problem.

We also learn how substance use and mental health issues became a big part of the story. And we talk about why Black women face pregnancy related deaths three to four times more than white women.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Rima Shahid
Executive Director, Women4Change

Velvet Miller
Project Director, Not One More: Promoting Maternal Health and Preventing Maternal Death

Vanessa Summers
Indiana State Representative, House District 99

Dr. Virginia Caine
Director and Chief Medical Officer, Marion County Public Health Department

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