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NNLM Black Maternal Health Week 2023!

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Interest List, #Health Sciences List, #Public/K-12 List, All Members

Black women are more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications as white women, regardless of their income or education. NNLM aims to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health, which is why during Black Maternal Health Week we present opportunities to learn about Black maternal health. Attendees will come away with greater awareness of health issues and disparities that disproportionately impact Black women and their families as well as methods professionals are taking to combat them.

Relevant Resources:

All events are available for registration: https://www.nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/black-maternal-health-week-2023.


  1. History of Black Maternal Health Lecture, Simulcast & Live Discussion with Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens
  2. Exploring the Maternal Experience Survey: Addressing Racism and Informing New Models of Maternal Care to Promote Health Equity with Dr. Lisa Gittens-Williams
  3. Panel Discussion: Current Issues in Black Maternal Health with:
    1. Dr. Kyrah Brown, Director of the Maternity and Child Health Equity Lab at The University of Texas at Arlington
    2. Charnell Covert, Doctoral Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences (Pan-African studies, focus Women, Gender, Sexuality) at the University of Louisville & Adjunct Faculty, College of Liberal Arts (Women and Gender Studies/Black Studies) at Towson State University
    3. Gabriella Nelson, Associate Director of Policy for Maternity Care Coalition
  4. Journal Discussion of  Environmental Factors Involved in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality  (Will not be recorded)


Contact us at:
Network of the National Library of Medicine/NNLM Region 4
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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