Event Format



Thu, Jul 28, 2022, 02:00 PM – Thu, Jul 28, 2022, 03:30 PM





Event Host

Contact Information

Aisha Syeda

Open To



July 28, 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET | 2-3:30 p.m. CT

Are you struggling with how to begin to discuss racism in maternal care?

A Black woman is three to four times more likely to lose her life from pregnancy-related complications than a white woman. Join the American Hospital Association and Premier for a joint virtual screening of the film, Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story, to explore the many underlying factors, such as toxic stress, racial inequities, unconscious bias, microaggressions, impacting the health of Black women and their birth outcomes. Followed by the screening, attendees will engage in a discussion to unfold the issues critical to improving maternal health equity. Hospitals leaders will share different ways their organization is addressing maternal health equity.

Discussion Facilitators:

  • Lauren Nunally, MPH, RM, BSN, RNC, Manager, Women and Infant Services, Strategic Collaboratives, Premier Inc
  • Aisha Syeda, MPH, Senior Program Manager, American Hospital Association

Please note: Please watch the trailer of the film prior to the screening. This film includes discussion around infant mortality, toxic stress and racism. It may evoke strong and sensitive emotions. If these topics may be difficult for you, we encourage you to opt-out of this screening, and encourage you to care for your safety and well-being.

This event is open for AHA members and members of Premier’s Perinatal Improvement Collaborative only.

Visit https://toxicshortfilm.com/ to learn more about the film.