The March of Dimes released its 2022 Report Card, showing an increase in pre-term births and racial disparities. The report found that the U.S. preterm birth rate reached 10.5% of live births in 2021, marking a 4% increase from the previous year’s rate, and the highest rate since 2007. Infants born to Black and Native American moms are 62% more likely to be born preterm than those to white women, according to the report. Babies born to Asian/Pacific Islander moms have the lowest rate of preterm birth but saw the largest increase of all ethnic groups since the last report (from 8.7% to 9.5%).(Article here)
November 16, 2022
Wednesday, November 16, 2022: Inequities and SDOH
Jordana is the senior vice president of communications and executive advisor. In this role, she collaborates closely with the CEO and president to design and implement policies, practices, and communications plans to help the firm shape a future system that actualizes a sustainable culture of health nationwide. Jordana has over 17 years of health, communications, and strategic planning experience in the private and public sector. She is certified to teach group fitness through the American Council and Exercise and holds a RYT-200 yoga teacher certification.