Plans For Morehouse Maternal Health Center Move Forward Despite Looming Budget Cuts

Oct 2, 2019

Several state agencies are looking for ways to comply with a recent order from Gov. Brian Kemp to slash budgets by 4% this fiscal year and another 6% the following year.


The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta is one of the institutions being affected by budget cuts. 




The historically black school had planned to use a $500,000 grant to create The Center for Excellence on Maternal Mortality, a problem that disproportionately affects women of color. 





But now, that grant from the Department of Community Health is in jeopardy and could be eliminated as part of state-wide budget cuts.


Professor Natalie Hernandez, an assistant professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, sits down with GPB Morning Edition host Leah Fleming to discuss maternal mortality in the state.


GPB is a state agency, funded in part by the state of Georgia.