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23 April, 2021
01:00 PM
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Black Maternal Health Panel

Join YW-NYC this Friday 1-2 p.m. as we address racism as a public health crisis with a webinar on Black Maternal Health Disparities. Hear from healthcare professionals about why Black, Hispanic and Native American women are dying at a disproportionate rate in childbirth than their White counterparts and learn what can be done to combat this crisis.

This event is part of YWCA USA’s 15th annual Stand Against Racism campaign, which provides the opportunity for communities across the United States to find an issue or cause that inspires them to take a #StandAgainstRacism and to unite their voices to educate, advocate, and promote racial justice.

Moderator: Tahirah Jarrett, Wellness Advocate, Kindbody

Panelists:
Gina Hurt, Labor and Delivery RN at New York University Langone Medical Center, Black Mothers Matter Committee

Carina Hernandez, Labor & Delivery RN at New York University Langone Medical Center, Black Mothers Matter Committee

Helena Grant, Certified Nurse Midwife, Director of Midwifery at New York University Langone Hospitals/NYC Health and Hospital Woodhull Affiliate Division’s Obstetric and Gynecological service

Patricia Loftman, Certified Nurse-Midwife and past Midwifery Service Director at Harlem Hospital Center, Retired