Health and Human Rights Advocacy paper focusing on the increase in maternal mortality rates in African Americans. Some key focus points: Why is this an issue? How does the issue affect society? When and How is it a consumer health issue(historical perspective)? What is society’s current response to this issue(public opinion, legal, policy, political, insurance)? What is the effectiveness of these responses? What are some significant nursing contributions that nursing as a professional group has made or could make alone or in collaboration with its interprofessional partners to impact this population health issue and human rights?