Black Birthing Joy and a Collaborative Community Approach to Maternal Care
Join us for a live roundtable discussion addressing maternal and infant mortality rates among Black women and children, plus prevention strategies for a heart healthy pregnancy and beyond.
As recently documented by the CDC, both the maternal and infant death rates in the U.S. have surged to the highest rates in nearly six decades, with a stark racial divide. Maternal and infant mortality rates among Black women and children are more than double the average and Black women have experienced the largest increase in maternal mortality rates. Swift action to change the narrative is needed.
- KNOW who should be part of your maternal care team
- LEARN additional steps you can take to self-advocate and educate yourself
- UNDERSTAND the role a pediatrician/pediatric cardiologist has to play in the maternal and infant health crisis
A collaborative patient-centered care team can make a difference in addressing the Black maternal health crisis.
On May 17 at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT, in honor of Mother's Day AND Women's Health Week, The Association of Black Cardiologists and OWN Your Health will continue the conversation initiated last year on Black maternal health. As a follow-up to the joint roundtable from February 2022, cardiovascular and obstetric experts from ABC will explore a blueprint approach that can equip and support Black women, help improve birth outcomes in our communities and allow for a larger focus on Black birthing joy. This year's roundtable talk will also take a deep dive into prevention strategies through the life stages—from preconception to post childbearing—for a heart healthy pregnancy and beyond.
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At the Roundtable:
Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins, the "Dear White People" star and Creater/Host of OWN's "Trials to Triumphs" Podcast
Dr. Annette Ansong, a pediatric cardiologist and Medical Director, Outpatient Cardiology, at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. and Co-Chair for the Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Children Committee for the Association of Black Cardiologists.
Dr. Rachel Bond, a women's heart health and preventive cardiologist at Dignity Health in Arizona and Co-Chair for the Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Children Committee for the Association of Black Cardiologists.
Dr. Kameelah Phillips, a NY based OBGYN and Founder of Calla Women's Health, a comprehensive women's health center and a member of the Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Children Committee for the Association of Black Cardiologists.
Aryana Jacobs, a senior knowledge analyst in digital & tech in healthcare and a community health advocate member with the Association of Black Cardiologists and their "We Are The Faces of Black Maternal Health campaign(TM)."
This program was made possible through a partnership between ABC and OWN Digital, LLC.