About Moms Matter
Moms Matter, takes aim at negative postpartum health outcomes through the lens of racial equity. Maternal health outcomes for women of color are remarkably bad compared to other ethnicities. Black women are more likely to have chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes which complicate their pregnancies. Additionally, low-income Black women are more likely to be uninsured and face greater financial barriers to accessing healthcare.
Understanding the critical need to address these issues, Trish O'Brien, President and CEO of the nonprofit CHIP of South Hampton Roads, and Megan Bucholtz, a local women's health nurse leader, worked together to develop a program that allows prenatal and postpartum women to be assessed for potential health concerns. Thus, Moms Matter was created.
With Moms Matter, new and expectant Mothers, regardless of socioeconomic status, will be given individualized care and the resources and support needed to thrive during their motherhood journey.