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...

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.”