Lack of Access to Healthcare (Alabama)

Pregnancy in Alabama can be deadly.  The state has the third-highest rate of maternal deaths in the nation, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Alabama’s 36.4 deaths from pregnancy and childbirth complications per 100,000 births are more than twice the national rate of 17.4. Families in rural areas do not have … Continue reading Lack of Access to Healthcare (Alabama)

Zonta Club of Birmingham urges local schools to require universal masking

Zonta Club of Birmingham urges local schools to require universal masking in line with revised CDC Covid safety advice and to take other precautions to protect our children and their mothers. The COVID pandemic in Alabama has reached such a crisis that Zonta Club of Birmingham feels strongly that Boards of Education in the state … Continue reading Zonta Club of Birmingham urges local schools to require universal masking

Expand Medicaid in alabama

The Zonta Club of Birmingham urges Alabama's Governor and Legislature to act speedily to take advantage of newly available Federal dollars to expand Medicaid to address long-standing gaps in health care availability and financial strains affecting our health care system. As an organization focused on the well-being of women, we are deeply concerned about the … Continue reading Expand Medicaid in alabama