is to enhance women’s reproductive health through professional integrity, education, and advocacy.
is to ensure that all women have access to respectful, culturally sensitive midwifery, nursing and medical care. To play a role in decreasing maternal mortality in women of color through provider education to better actualize culturally competent care. To increase the number of women of color entering careers in birth work.
As maternal healthcare professionals, we promised to do no harm.
Implicit Bias causes harm, and a sense of disconnect with our clients.
Be brave and A.C.T. how??
Acknowledge, Commit and Teach others to do the same.
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On behalf of the general membership and Board of Directors of the New York State Perinatal Association (NYSPA), we thank you for your participation in our annual conference. Your presentation "Demystifying Bias: Understanding Its Impact on the Delivery of Maternal Healthcare" attracted a lot of interest and was rated highly. 88% of the attendees felt the presentation was excellent. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
S. Chesna, Executive Director at Mother's & Babies Perinatal Network of SCNY, Inc
I read your article entitled “A mother’s love... what you need to know about Maternal Health care in "The Color of Wellness” magazine. Love that you strategically pinpointed the problems and made it so that it is overwhelmingly available for everyone to see as fact. I love the solutions you offer as most of the time, we hear there’s an issue, but no comprehensive solutions. Black and brown folks appreciate being heard 🔊. Thank you, have a beautiful day.
It’s valuable how Dr. J shared that technology doesn’t solve everything. For example, fetal heart tracings aren’t even utilized in many countries whose mortality rate is lower than in the U.S. She offered evidence-based information to back up her recommendations. The information that I felt was key was how she highlighted how racism, not any inherent racial physical differences are what affects maternal morbidity and mortality.
3rd Year Medical Student