SAVE THE DATE: Exposing Crevices and Breakdowns in the System: The Impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown Pregnant Women and Families in Delaware

Live webinar
July 30, 2020, at 10 a.m.

A startling and disproportionate death rate among Black, brown, and Native Americans around the country from COVID-19 is revealing persistent inequities rooted in pervasive structural racism. There is an immediate need for solutions to address these concerns as well as to expose the crevices and breakdowns in the system, because Black Americans experience a disproportionate share of environmental risk factors and are more likely to have limited economic and educational opportunities, food insecurity, and poor access to health care. This webinar looks through the lens of pregnant women and their families, as they struggle to adapt to the frequently changing conditions that impact their ability to access care and meet their social determinant of health needs.

Presentation Speakers and Titles

  1. Mental Health and Coping Challenges and Strategies Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study
    Speaker: Mary Douglas-Bailey, EdD, LCDP
  2. Birthing While Black
    Speaker: Tracy Harpe, RN, MSN, CCE, CLC
  3. Successful Grassroots Organizing in Black Maternal Health Care
    Speaker: Shané Darby, Founder — Black Mothers in Power
  4. Maternal Health Disparities: Healing Past Traumas and Improving Outcomes for Mothers in the Era of COVID-19
    Speaker: Marshala R. Lee, MD, MPH — Christiana Care Health System
  5. Who Is AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware?
    Speaker: Ellen Baker, MBA — Director Member Engagement, AmeriHealth Caritas
  6. Christiana Care Brandywine Women’s Health
    Speakers:  Cynthia Guy, LMSW, MSCC
    Christiana Care Brandywine Women’s Health
    Lisa Burton-Oglesby, JD
  7. Reaching Above and Beyond to Revitalize the Riverside Neighborhood
    Speaker: Logan S. Herring Sr. — CEO, REACH Riverside

 

If you missed the webinar, watch it in full here.

 

Exposing Crevices and Breakdowns in the System: The Impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown Pregnant Women and Families

Moderator:
Tiffany Chalk
Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium, Lead; Well Woman Work Group and Black Maternal Health Committee