Looming Georgia state budget cuts has Morehouse School of Medicine re-evaluating how to fund its Center for Excellence on Maternal Mortality.
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Looming Georgia state budget cuts has Morehouse School of Medicine re-evaluating how to fund its Center for Excellence on Maternal Mortality.

The Morehouse School of Medicine had planned to use a $500,000 grant from The Department of Community Health to create The Center for Excellence on Maternal Mortality. The grant now stands to be eliminated as a part of state-wide budget cuts ordered by Governor Kemp. 

Dr. Natalie Hernandez is an assistant professor at Morehouse School of Medicine. She spoke with Morning Edition host Leah Fleming.

Morning Addition Host Leah Fleming Speaks to Dr. Natalie Hernandez.

According to Dr. Hernandez, maternal mortality is a problem that disproportionately affects women of color, with black women in Georgia being three times as likely to die during and shortly after pregnancy than white women.

 

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