The next Indianapolis Healthy Babies Consortium meeting (virtual) is scheduled for Friday, April 30, 2021 (9am-11am). As Minority Health Awareness Month draws to a close, the meeting will focus on how healthcare providers locally and outside our community are addressing racial disparities and inequities in healthcare.
In this 30-minute session Wasmuth and Milton will share part of a play based on Black women's experiences of healthcare inequity and will discuss strategies for supporting Black maternal and infant health. They will describe the importance of and methods for diversifying healthcare as well as tools for reducing stigma to support the health and wellbeing of diverse members of society.
“Nothing About Us Without Us: Why We Need to Center Black Birthing People in Public Health”. Areas that will be covered during the presentation: structural racism and black maternal and child health in the United States, the challenges of addressing structural racism in the field of public health, focusing on racism as a root cause of racial disparities in adverse MCH outcomes, how to improve community partnered research and intervention development, the benefits of patient-provider racial concordance, how to center birthing people of color in communications and media strategies and University of California-San Francisco Preterm Birth Initiative: Best Practices and Lessons Learned.
Fri, April 30, 2021
9:00am - 11:00am