This year’s theme was “Doing it for MOM,” where “mom” means that motherhood outcomes matter.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Women from all over Philadelphia were invited to Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church to participate in an event aimed at saving lives and helping families.
The second annual Black Maternal Health Summit and Community Baby Shower took place on Saturday. This year’s theme was “Doing it for MOM,” where “mom” means that motherhood outcomes matter.
At the event, moms-to-be, moms, parents with children under 2, grandparents, birth attendants, faith leaders and community members received health-related resources and reviews.
This included a place for maternal mental health support and health checks for HIV, hepatitis and heart.
There was also entertainment and resources for the new baby.
Officials said the goal is to provide resources, expand the maternity workforce and reduce the high rate of maternal mortality and morbidity in the US, particularly among black mothers.
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