At the 4th Annual Women's Health Symposium, the discussions focused on the high infant mortality rate among women of color.
In New Jersey, African American women are four or five times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white women.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a compromise version of a bill he'd vetoed in January, saying at the time the state couldn't afford the high cost.
Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson outlines priorities to the Assembly Budget Committee that include medication-assisted treatment access and reducing infant and maternal ...
Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumpter discusses a package of measures aimed at reversing maternal mortality rates in New Jersey.
When Phil and Tammy Murphy came into office last year, New Jersey was 45th out of 50th in terms of maternal mortality. There are now 12 different departments working on the topic. First lady Tammy ...
New Jersey ranks 45th in the country in maternal deaths. According to United Health Foundation, about 38 women die for every 100,000 live births. The national average is about 21.
While diversity and training has increased in the medical field, patients who testified say cultural barriers can hinder access to high-quality medical care.