2019 OSI Baltimore Community Fellow: Ana Rodney
The rate of death during pregnancy and soon after childbirth in the U.S. is three times higher for African American women than for whites. Ana Rodney, an Open Society Institute Baltimore community fellow, intends to counter that staggering statistic with MomCares. MomCares offers postpartum support to low-income, single women of color whose babies need neonatal intensive care. Her project came from personal experience.