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We are the Faces of Black Maternal Health™ Resources
Family Health History
Family Health History – A resource and tools page from the CDC that aids in the collection of family health history. The site also links to the Surgeon General’s web-based tool called “My Family Health Portrait” to keep track of the information.
Validate BP – Validate BP lists blood pressure measurement devices that have been validated for clinical accuracy as determined through an independent review process.
Health 360x – Health 360x is a patient engagement solution for self-monitoring and health coach intervention in chronic disease management. Patients can self monitor and chart health data such as height, weight, medications, blood pressure and physical activity, and potentially share their data with the healthcare team.
Mahmee – Mahmee is a maternal health and care coordination app for all maternal and infant health needs, from pregnancy through baby’s first birthday. The app provides education and support in the perinatal period to help reduce disparities in maternal infant health care and empower self-advocacy.
Believe Her – Believe Her is an anonymous, maternal, peer-to-peer support app with the mission to increase awareness of the Black maternal health crisis and develop and promote evidence-based strategies that improve health outcomes for Black birthing people and families.
Research has shown that the Mediterranean Diet decreased the risk of preeclampsia in Black women.
- Mediterranean‐Style Diet and Risk of Preeclampsia by Race in the Boston Birth Cohort
Minhas AS, et al. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022;11:e022589; 20 Apr 2022 https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.121.022589 Journal of the American Heart Association. 2022;11:e022589 https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.121.022589
- Cardiovascular risk management after a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy
Spaan J, et al. Hypertension. 2012;60(6):1368–73. Doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.112.198812. Epub 2012 Oct 15. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.112.198812
A pregnancy heart team led by clinicians from cardiology, maternal-fetal medicine, obstetrics, obstetric anesthesia, pharmacy, and nursing support a holistic approach to patient care.
- Creating a Multidisciplinary Pregnancy Heart Team.
Easter SR, Valente AM, Economy KE. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2020 Jan 27;22(1):3. doi: 10.1007/s11936-020-0800-x. PMID: 31989331.