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March 1 Wednesday

Black Mamas Matter: Maternal Mortality and Racial Disparities in Maternal Care

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
  • Room 129
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Black women are four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women. Maternal mortality rates in Texas are the highest in the entire developed world, driven in part by a disproportionate number of black women dying from giving birth. Join the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy, the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice, and the Global Health Justice Partnership for a panel lunch talk with Elizabeth Gay and Kwajelyn Jackson, Steering Committee Members for Black Mama's Matter (BMM) http://blackmamasmatter.org/. BMM is an alliance of policy researchers, health care providers, and community advocates committed to identifying innovative policies and advocacy to improve black maternal health. Most recently, BMM developed a comprehensive policy and advocacy toolkit for stakeholders engaged in work surrounding black maternal health across the country. Non-Pizza lunch will be served.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy; Global Health Justice Partnership; Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice; American Constitution Society; Black Law Students Association; Law Students for Reproductive Justice; Schell Center for International Human Rights; Yale Health Law and Policy Society