Event Format

Webinar

Date

Wed, Apr 07, 2021, 12:00 PM – Wed, Apr 07, 2021, 01:00 PM

Cost

Free

Type

Webinars

Event Host

Contact Information

Kristin Oliver
3128952546

Open To

Non-members

Description

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).

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Speakers:

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,
President
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Sheri De Shazo, MBA, MHA, RN, CLSS-GB, FACHE 
President 
Advocate Sherman Hospital 

Moderators: 
 
Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
SVP CNO  
AHA 
CEO 
AONL  

Priya Bathija, J.D., MHSA
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives 
AHA  

Aisha Syeda, MPH 
Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives 
AHA