In America, the racial gap in mortality due to birth is increasingly understood to be rooted in systemic inequities that require systemic solutions. By bringing together an interdisciplinary set of speakers to both teach and learn from home visitors, our hope is to generate insights into what policy change is needed and how we might work best together as a community to advocate.
The discussion will include concrete tools for home visitors to address birth trauma and build strategies to address Black mortality related to birth through initiating policy change and engaging with organizations, legislators, and coalitions. After the event, we hope to continue this conversation about furthering systemic solutions to racism that drives Black mortality due to birth.
Presentation Learning Objectives:
Audience: Birth workers, home visitors, public health nurses, and other healthcare and policy workers