First Focus had the opportunity to provide a comment letter for the October 23, 2018 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health.

We urge the Committee to continue its effort to study the devastating impact of maternal and infant mortality in the United States. The social determinants of health have dire consequences for many of those most vulnerable in our society. However, many studies have shown it has a particularly acute effect on African American women.

View the comment letter.