Community-Driven Strategies to Fight Racism in Reproductive Healthcare

Dec 09, 2020  10:00 AM  EST

Community-Driven Strategies to Fight Racism in Reproductive Healthcare

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.

Registration for this webinar is now closed.


Presentation Learning Objectives:

  • Translate policy that can be used in actionable ways to combat mortality and trauma related to birth in Black birthing people.
  • Identify tools and strategies to apply when working with clients with traumatic birth experiences.
  • Understand how to implement shared best practices from a wide range of stakeholders to address racism in reproductive health.


  • Reproductive Psychotherapist Saleemah McNeil, CLC, MS, MFT, Oshun Family Center and Maternal Wellness Village
  • Community Doula Porsche Holland, CLC, CBE, PMH-C
  • Representative Morgan Cephas, Pennsylvania House

Audience: Birth workers, home visitors, public health nurses, and other healthcare and policy workers

Registration is free of charge and 1.75 CNE will be offered for each training. Attendees must complete the evaluation to receive CNE certificate.
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