Walmart and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Team Up with CareSource to Expand Community Resources for Black Mothers in Georgia
On Maternal Health Awareness Day,
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As a father of four amazing daughters, my wife and I have had the opportunity to create some incredible memories over the years. From attending their dance and athletic competitions to playing video games and visiting national parks in our RV, I will forever cherish the time spent with my family and being blessed with the opportunity to help see my girls grow into smart, courageous young women. While these memories are fond, none compare to the love forever etched in my heart on the day they each were born. I can vividly recall my first time seeing them open their eyes, their tiny hands grasping my finger, their first feedings and the joy I felt seeing them crack their first smiles – what magical times!
For far too many people, their memories surrounding birth is very different. One that many of us could only imagine in our worst nightmares.
Since 1994, more than 30 labor and delivery units have closed in
Knowing that there are several factors that contribute to the Black maternal health crisis in
We are working with
High touch pregnancy care
An at-home pregnancy support online through georgiamamacare.com, where mothers can use the platform to get their questions answered through one-on-one telehealth visits with care professionals, specialized classes, and support groups.
Healthcare professional education
Providing healthcare professionals (HCPs) — including doctors, nurses, doulas, pharmacy technicians — with continuing medical education designed to not only strengthen their clinical skills, but also their patient communication, through
Health equity research
Our partners at
These resources are available now to expecting mothers and healthcare providers across
We are committed to making a difference in the health and wellness of our communities, offering quality care to help our customers and patients live better and healthier, right in their communities. We look forward to taking the learnings from this pilot to potentially expand into more communities in the future.
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