Experts stress the necessity for expanded home-visiting support services to tackle the disparities in maternal healthcare across Michigan.

“One of the things I’ve been really troubled with over the years is home visiting support,” Green said. “That is very important. Why would I ask someone who’s just out of the hospital to come back to the hospital for support when we can use programs like (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), (federally qualified health centers), and Birth Queens to provide home visiting breastfeeding counselor support? We really need to get back in the mode of providing peers and community-based folks in the home.” Kiddada Green, BMBFA’s Founding Executive Director shared her thoughts on the importance of home visiting services for Black families. Check out the full story here.

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