DateWed, Apr 07, 2021, 12:00 PM – Wed, Apr 07, 2021, 01:00 PM
Maternal deaths in the U.S. are on the rise. And, childbirth is more dangerous for communities of color who are disproportionately impacted by maternal mortality and morbidity. For example, Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women continue to experience more pregnancy related deaths and complications. We can no longer wait to address these disparities.
On April 7, the AHA and experts from national and community organizations, and hospitals, discussed ways we can identify and address inequities in maternal care, empower women of color, and create solutions to improve maternal health equity.
This event took place in honor of National Minority Health Month and Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17).
Stacey Stewart, MBA
President and CEO
March of Dimes
Chanel Porchia-Albert, CD, CPD, CLC
Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Ancient Song Doula Services
Nicolle L. Gonzales, BSN, RN, MSN, CNM
Founder and Midwifery Director
Changing Woman Initiative
Richard H. Beigi, M.D., MSc,
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Sheri De Shazo, MBA, MHA, RN, CLSS-GB, FACHE
Advocate Sherman Hospital
Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Priya Bathija, J.D., MHSA
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Aisha Syeda, MPH
Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives