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Overcoming Barriers in Black Maternal Health: It Takes a Village

by Saleemah J. McNeil, CLC, MS, MFT
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Handout: Yes

The overarching goal of this presentation is to raise awareness and provide practical approaches to improving Black maternal health through a community-driven, culturally relevant, social-ecological approach to optimize perinatal health. There is a fundamental need for multilevel interventions emerging from the lived- experience and expertise of Black women that provide support from early pregnancy through the end of the first postpartum year - - interventions that utilize a reproductive justice framework to address individual lifestyle behaviors in the context of resilience, family and relationships, along with community-level factors and institutional and societal barriers, including structural racism. Yet, a paucity of evidence-based treatments exist. To remedy this treatment gap, we will discuss a multidisciplinary approach to interacting with birthing folks. Address the impact of structural racism and respectful maternity care as it contributes to adverse outcomes for birthing families.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe and assess the impact of a culturally and racially-concordant, integrative perinatal care model on reducing adverse birthing outcomes among Black birth persons.

Objective 2: Discuss medical practices and actions that contribute to maternal disparities.

Objective 3: Demonstrate capacity for self awareness and understanding of the impact of trauma on birthing folks.

Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks