Study: Black Overdose Death Rate Topped Whites’ in 2020 | Healthiest Communities Health News

The rate of deadly drug overdoses among Black people in 2020 topped the rate among whites for the first time since 1999, according to a new analysis. The Black overdose mortality rate increased by nearly 50% – from 24.7 deaths for every 100,000 people in 2019 to 36.8 per 100,000 in 2020, according to the … Read more

U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Surged in 2020 | Healthiest Communities Health News

The rate of maternal mortality in the US increased by nearly 20% from 2019 to 2020 in a potential indication of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on maternal health outcomes. In total, 861 women in 2020 reportedly died either during or within 42 days of their pregnancy in the US, compared with 754 women in 2019 … Read more