Black Mothers Focus Of New County Health Campaign

Riverside University Health System – Public Health has launched a maternal health equity campaign, titled Rallying Around Sisters: Redefining & Strengthening the Village.

It aims to lower the high mortality rates among pregnant Black women and their infants, by increasing awareness of free, local assistance such as prenatal education, services, support and positive parenting classes for fathers.

Programs include empowerment-focused group support and client-centered life planning.

Riverside University Health System says black women are at greater risk of dying from pregnancy-related causes than white women, regardless of education, income or socio-economic status. I

RUHS reports infants born to black mothers have a greater chance of being born prematurely and are twice as likely to die in their first year compared to infants born to mothers in other ethnic groups.

Learn more at and join the conversation on social media @blackinfanthealthrivco on Instagram and BlackInfantHealthofRiversideCounty on Facebook.


Riverside University Health System photo of pregnant black women, and new black mothers.