Master of Public Health
First Committee Member
Dr. Melissa Tibbits, PhD ( Chair)
Second Committee Member
Dr. Michelle Strong, PhD
Third Committee Member
Dr. Shireen Rajaram, PhD
Maternal mortality is a serious health concern and harms society’s economic, physical, and psychological well-being. It is tragic for the woman’s family and community when a woman passes away during pregnancy, at delivery, or shortly after delivery. Hospital interventions are needed to mitigate the social impact of maternal mortality. In the U.S., several initiatives have been enacted to reduce maternal mortality. Fighting racism would also help African American women’s rates of maternal mortality as they are subject to stigma in everyday contexts, during pregnancy and obtaining healthcare, and when obtaining resources and services during pregnancy. This paper reviews the literature on hospital interventions’ effects on African American women’s maternal mortality rates.
Soyege, Oluwatosin A., "Effects of Hospital Interventions on Maternal Mortality Rates of African American Women: A literature Review" (2023). Capstone Experience. 280.