Bloomington, CA — The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health is hosting a Black Maternal Community Health Fair on Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. The event will be held at Ayala Park in Bloomington. The health fair will also feature the screening of the movie “Toxic,” which talks about the high rate of Black maternal deaths.
According to the Department of Public Health, Black women are four times more likely to die during childbirth than other races. Black women also face other morbidities, such as being two times as likely to give birth to low-birth-weight babies. These outcomes occur even when Black women are educated and come from high-income families. For example, tennis player Serena Williams, a high-profile, millionaire athlete, said she almost died after giving birth in 2017.
For more information about Black Maternal Health, go to dph.sbcounty.gov/programs/fhs or email askMCAH@SBCounty.gov.