Nationwide, the maternal mortality rate for Black people who are pregnant is three times the rate for White non-Latinx people. In response to calls for Virginia to mitigate disparate maternity outcomes, Governor Ralph Northam announced in June 2019 that his administration would prioritize eliminating the racial disparity in the state’s maternal mortality rate by 2025. […]
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About Emily Creveling
Emily Creveling joined NASHP’s Child and Family Health team as a policy associate in March 2021. Prior to joining NASHP, Emily was the Maternal and Child Health Manager at the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, Virginia’s Medicaid program. At DMAS, she supported managed care program oversight and operations, stakeholder collaboration, health equity projects, and policy initiatives in maternal, reproductive, and child health services. Emily also led state projects focused on services for pregnant and parenting people experiencing substance use and youth impacted by the child welfare system. Throughout her career, she has held additional roles in community reproductive health care, child welfare, HIV care, and LGBTQI health services. Emily has a Master of social work degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.