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Achieving Equity in Black Maternal Health

August 30, 2022 @ 3:30 pm 5:00 pm

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain their full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.

Healthcare has too often blamed marginalized communities for their poor health outcomes, not recognizing its own role in creating and perpetuating systemic inequities and biases. The purpose of this series is to examine healthcare’s role and actions in ensuring equitable care and outcomes for all patients. This session will focus on Black maternal health.


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Melissa Eggen, MPH
Senior Policy Analyst
Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky
Tyndal Jones, MD
Medical Director
Elevance Health 
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Meka Kpoh
Executive Director and Founder
Black Birth Justice 
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Jan Rogers
Maternal Child Health Coordinator 
Center for Health Equity at Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness
Edward Miller, MD
Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine
University of Louisville Health