Reducing maternal mortality and eliminating racial disparities in birth outcomes throughout New Jersey.

The United States has the worst maternal health outcomes among peer nations, and women and infants in New Jersey are among those who experience the greatest challenges.

Forty-seven women die, on average, for every 100,000 live births in New Jersey, compared to 20 nationally.

Black women in the state are seven times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women.

We are advancing community-based solutions to improve the lives of New Jersey birthing people and families by:

2023 was a year of significant growth and transformation for NJBEFA. We are grateful to our devoted partners for your unwavering commitment to improving the outcomes for birthing people in New Jersey. 

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