Fall 2020 Workshop – Challenging Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Outcomes

FALL 2020 Challenging Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Outcomes

A deep dive into the causes of systemic and structural racism, the racial inequities in outcomes and immediate and longer-term action required on our shared journey to true birth equity.

November 5, 4:30-7:00PM


4:30-4:35 Conference Introduction
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-Chair Women’s Health Council of RI

4:35-4:45 Spark Award Winner Announcement 
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-Chair Women’s Health Council of RI

4:45-5:15 Issues Amplified and Public Strategies Identified
Ana Novais, MA, BS, Deputy Secretary of EOHHS

5:15-5:45 Sista Fire’s Research on Reproductive Justice
Presenter and Facilitator: Ditra Edwards, Co-Founder, Director, SISTA Fire

5:45-6:15 Black Maternal Mortality: Historical and Present-day Implications of Stereotypes, Biases and Misperceptions of Black Women in Clinical Practice and Beyond
Dionne Poulton, PhD, Chief Diversity Officer at Care New England

6:15-6:25 Emerging Programs
Overview of the RI Pregnancy and Postpartum Death Review Committee (PPDRC)
Deborah Garneau,MA, Maternal and Child Health Director, RIDOH

6:25-6:50 Talking Circle for Discussion and Path Forward
Facilitators:  All Presenters

6:50-7:00 Closing Remarks
Margaret Miller, MD, Co-Chair

Location: Online via Zoom