CDC, in partnership with HHS Office of Minority Health and CDC Foundation, with support from Merck for Mothers, has released a new segment of the Hear Her™ campaign to honor the voices of American Indian and Alaska Native people and to work toward improving maternal health outcomes.
Centering on the culture and strength of American Indian and Alaska Native people, this segment of the Hear Her™ campaign shares stories from five American Indian women who experienced pregnancy-related complications. In addition, CDC has released culturally appropriate resources that raise awareness of the urgent maternal warning signs. This includes conversation guides, palm cards and posters that help American Indian and Alaska Native people who are pregnant and postpartum and their support people recognize the urgent maternal warning signs and get the care they need. CDC has also released materials to support healthcare professionals who serve American Indian and Alaska Native communities in their delivery of respectful, culturally appropriate care.