Supporting Black Maternal Health and Advancing Birth Equity
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern
The United States has a higher rate of maternal mortality than any other developed country in the world. Driving this ranking are the significant racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality: black women are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Across the country, philanthropy and communities have launched an all-hands-on-deck approach to this crisis, designing policies and programs intended to reverse the high rate of black maternal mortality and improve health outcomes for women, children, and families.
This webinar explored how latest policy updates, successful strategies to advance birth equity, and how health philanthropy can make an impact in reducing black maternal mortality. Speakers included Dawn Godbolt of the National Birth Equity Collective, Dr. Meredith Shockley-Smith of Cradle Cincinnati/Queens Village, Dr. Shirley Sylvester of the Women’s Health Initiative at Johnson & Johnson, and Kiana Trabue and Jennifer Zimmerman of bi3.