Biden-Harris Administration continues to advance its goals of improving maternal health and equity.
Today, Secretary Xavier Becerra and leaders across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the following statements in recognition of Black Maternal Health Week, which takes place this year from April 11 –17. In recognition of Black Maternal Health Week, President Biden also issued a proclamation underscoring the Administration’s commitment to addressing the crisis of Black maternal mortality and morbidity across our country. The Biden-Harris Administration has championed policies to improve maternal health and equity since the President and Vice President first took office. Last year, President Biden issued the first-ever Presidential Proclamation marking Black Maternal Health Week, coupled with a set of initial actions to address the Black maternal health crisis; and Vice President Harris hosted the first-ever White House Day of Action on maternal health.