Racial Inequities Found in the Availability of Evidence-Based Supports for Maternal and Infant Health in 93 Rural U.S. Counties with Hospital-Based Obstetric Care

Rural residents who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) experience even poorer pregnancy-related health outcomes. Racial disparities in rural maternal and infant health outcomes may be related to limited accessibility of clinical care and pregnancy/postnatal support programs and services in rural communities. This policy brief from the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center describes these differences between majority-BIPOC versus majority-white rural counties’ available maternal and infant health evidence-based supports.