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Black Maternal Health Week

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Pregnant Black woman and a doctor. The doctor has a stethoscope to her belly.

Welcome to the Supporting Black Mamas: Black Maternal Health Week Series! This online event is dedicated to raising awareness and providing support for Black mothers during Black Maternal Health Week. Join us starting on Thu Apr 11 2024 at 11:30 AM CDT as we discuss important topics, share resources, and empower Black mamas. Let’s come together to celebrate and uplift Black mothers everywhere as we raise awareness for and advocate against the Black maternal health crisis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect, learn, and advocate for better maternal health outcomes for Black women. See you there!

#Advocate #Educate #Act  Raising awareness during #BlackMaternalHealthWeek.

➡️We use the term “BLACK MAMAS” to represent the full diversity of our lived experiences that includes birthing persons (cis women, trans folks, and gender expansive individuals) that are people of African descent across the diaspora (Afro-Latinx, AfricanAmerican, Afro-Caribbean, Black, and African Immigrant).

 

Topics

Implicit Bias in Health Care: We’re starting with a deep dive into the hidden biases that affect Black mothers’ care and outcomes. It’s all about uncovering these issues and figuring out how to tackle them head-on.

Affordable & Accessible Care Options: Healthcare shouldn’t be a luxury. This session explores how to break down barriers to make sure every mom gets the care she deserves, without the stress of high costs.

The Importance and Role of Doulas and Other Birth Workers: Doulas are like superheroes for moms-to-be. We’ll chat about why their support can be a game-changer during birth and beyond.

Reproductive Justice and Advocacy: It’s time to talk about the big picture – how fighting for reproductive rights and justice leads to better health policies and outcomes for moms.

A Personal Experience with Advocacy: Hear real stories from people who’ve navigated the healthcare system, fought for better care, and made a real difference. These are the voices that inspire change.

Postpartum Depression and Mental Health: We’re opening up about the mental health struggles new moms face, emphasizing the importance of support, understanding, and resources.

Venue

Zoom
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