The Impact of Maternal Health Disparities on the Workforce

The staggering racial disparities within maternal health have serious and costly implications for employers and their workforces. Women in majority Black and Hispanic communities, for instance, face 63 percent and 32 percent higher rates of severe maternal morbidity, respectively, than women in majority white communities.* But there is a crucial opportunity for employers and health plan partners to work together in expanding support for women in the workforce throughout their maternal journey.

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*Among women with employer-sponsored health insurance.

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