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First-Of-Its-Kind Birth Initiative to Provide Low-Income Black Women With Monthly $1K Stipend

Last week, San Francisco launched the Abundant Birth Project, a new pilot program that will help lower-income Black and Pacific Islander women receive a $1,000 monthly stipend for pregnancy and childbirth. The project will provide approximately 150 lower-income Black and Pacific Islander pregnant women in San Francisco with the funds in an effort to curb high rates of deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth. According to CNN , San Francisco is a massive hub for tech, yet despite the amount of money pouring into the industry, a widening wealth gap leaves minorities in the city at a disadvantage. Specifically, Black and Pacific Islander women experience inadequate housing, heavily policed neighborhoods, and poorer-quality nutrition options. As a result, they are most at risk for preterm births and infant and mother deaths during pregnancy and childbirth. “Providing guaranteed income support to mothers during pregnancy is an innovative and equitable approach that will ease some of...

Sep 22, 2020