Join us for a conversation on improving maternal health outcomes for African American women.
Please join March of Dimes, the IMPACT Collaborative, and the Improving Maternal Health initiative as we bring together local experts on how we can all work together to improve maternal health outcomes for African American women. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to see that black women and their families are disproportionately affected by health disparities across the country. Khambrel Marshall with KPRC Channel 2 News will lead us in a conversation with several local leaders who are working within their organizations and their communities to address issues affecting black maternal health such as maternal mortality, structural racism, and implicit bias.
Dr. Ebony Baylor's no stranger to health disparities; they've played out over and over in her life. You'll hear her compelling story as she paints the picture of her struggle giving birth to three preterm infants (preemies), one of whom passed away. Dr. Baylor is an Organizational Development Training Specialist at Memorial Hermann Health System. She is a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. which is a national service partner of March of Dimes. Dr. Baylor also volunteers locally by serving on the March of Dimes Birth Equity Steering Committee.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Christina Davidson, Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, as she addresses what her institutions are doing to address black maternal health. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies' Obstetric Committee.
We are also glad to welcome Dr. Kimberly Baker-Johnson, Assistant Professor Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health, to give us an overview of implicit bias and tools to help us address this within our community.
We are pleased to have Dr. McClain Sampson, Associate Professor, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston and Dr. Reiko Boyd, Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, speak about the impact of structural racism on black maternal health.
Learn from them how we can all work together to improve birth outcomes for black mothers and babies.