Why is Indiana ranked so low on maternal health?

Sep 21, 2021

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On pregnancy-related deaths, Indiana is ranked near the bottom of the country. Today we find out why with public health experts, a state representative, and community leaders working to address the problem.

We also learn how substance use and mental health issues became a big part of the story. And we talk about why Black women face pregnancy related deaths three to four times more than white women.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.


Rima Shahid
Executive Director, Women4Change

Velvet Miller
Project Director, Not One More: Promoting Maternal Health and Preventing Maternal Death

Vanessa Summers
Indiana State Representative, House District 99

Dr. Virginia Caine
Director and Chief Medical Officer, Marion County Public Health Department