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Health in Focus: Black Birth Workers

Posted by on April 5th, 2022 Posted in: Blog

To recognize Black Maternal Health Week,  a nationally recognized observance week held from April 11 – April 17, 2022,  the NNLM and All of Us are organizing a webinar on Health in Focus:  Black Birth Workers.   This virtual presentation will feature Tay Amari Little and her client Destine Price and will take place on Wednesday,  April 13th, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT.

Participants will learn:

  • What is a Black Birth worker?
  • What are the experiences of Black Birth Workers and their clients?
  • How can working with a birth worker as a compliment to hospital medicine or care?
  • How is community medicine tied to social justice and equity?

Recommended audience:

  • Library Workers
  • Public Health Workers
  • Health Professionals (Nurses, Medical Students, Family Medicine, OBGYN)
  • People considering using a Birth Worker
  • Those interested in alternatives to traditional hospital services
  • Those interested in maternal health, especially Black Maternal Health

The program is free. You can learn more and register at  https://nnlm.gov/training/class/health-focus-black-birth-workers

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Kathy Downing is the Public Health Digital Library Coordinator for the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office.

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