Weathering the Storm of Black Maternal Mortality

Mar 13, 2023

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Recording: Weathering the Storm of Black Maternal Mortality, Mar 13, 2023

In 1992, Dr. Geronimus coined the term “weathering” to describe the “health deterioration in early adulthood as a physical consequence of cumulative socioeconomic disadvantage” of Black women. Today, the concept remains little understood and contributes to poor health outcomes for Black mothers, who are 3X more likely to die in childbirth than White or Hispanic women. Four women have come together to tackle this health inequity. A prominent Black doula shares her experiences from the frontlines. A poet expresses the lived experiences of Black women across the maternal journey through inspiring verse. A doctor explores the opportunity for impactful interventions designed to improve Black maternal experiences and health outcomes. An advocate connects these women to take on weathering.

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photo of Dania Alarcon, Ph.D.
Dania Alarcon, Ph.D.

Wunderman Thompson Health

photo of Denise Bolds, MSW, Adv.CD (DONA), CLC, CBE
photo of Kecia Gaither, MD MPH MS MBA FACOG FAIUM

NYC Health+ Hospitals/Lincoln, Cornell Weill Medicine

photo of Yvette Perry, Ph.D.
Yvette Perry, Ph.D.

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