Wednesday, June 28, 6-7 p.m.
Despite increased awareness and media coverage, racial disparities in maternal and infant health continue to impact birthers and babies lives every day. According to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (Mass.gov), "The risk of pregnancy-related deaths for black women is three to four times higher than that of white women.” Join Tonja Santos, MSN, CNM, FACNM, Baystate Midwifery and Women’s Health, Racial Disparities and Health Equity Steering Committee, Department of OB/GYN, Baystate Health, for a discussion about racial disparities in maternal and infant health, and how individuals and institutions can work towards lasting change.
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