For AmeriCorps Member Kiara Isaza, Maternal Health Advocacy is a Year-Round Effort

Aspiring obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) Kiara Isaza is a Public Health AmeriCorps member in Zufall Health’s West Orange prenatal program. Recently, for Maternal Health Awareness Day (MHAD), Isaza and prenatal staff provided critical self-advocacy resources to pregnant patients—an experience she says she’ll be carrying with her to medical school and beyond. Like all teams at Zufall, the prenatal program works hard to bridge gaps in health care access and reduce disparities. Many patients...

Zufall Health Examines New Jersey’s Black Maternal Health Crisis in New Video

In New Jersey, the maternal mortality rate – a measure of how many women die during pregnancy or up to one year after giving birth – is one of the highest in the U.S., with Black women affected more than women of other races. A Black mother in New Jersey is seven times more likely than a white mother to die from maternity-related complications. During Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), April...

Prenatal patients sitting at a table for Maternal Health Awareness Day event

Zufall Health in West Orange Celebrates Maternal Health Awareness Day

Zufall Health’s Prenatal Department in West Orange celebrated the second annual New Jersey Maternal Health Awareness Day (MHAD) on January 23, 2019 by participating in the “Stop. Look. Listen!” campaign, an initiative dedicated to “increasing public and professional awareness of pregnancy-related deaths, empowering women to report pregnancy-related medical issues, and increasing awareness and responsiveness among health care practitioners.”

Monday, May 27: All Zufall Health offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day. All offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 28.

Lunes 27 de Mayo: Todas las oficinas de Zufall Health están cerradas en conmemoración del Día de los Caídos. Todas las oficinas reabrirán el Martes, 28 de Mayo.

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