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04/16/2022

BMHW 2022

Learn about maternal and reproductive justice by the top health professionals in the area

9am – 4pm

hippodrome theater

BMHW Summit 2022

Birth in Color RVA has collaborated with stakeholders to bring a summit that will bridge the gap between maternal and reproductive health justice.  This will be a full day of speakers, workshops and interactive fun.

In Virginia, Black women are three times likely to die than white women. Our maternity care system is failing black women. Our goal is to bring attention to unacceptable racial disparities in our maternity care systems, get out of our silos and equip all attendees with additional knowledge and tools to raise awareness and bring positive action to the issues that affect women at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives.

Without Reproductive Justice there is no justice in maternal health. Overall health, Sexual education, abortion, and contraception care are key factors to helping maternal health outcomes.

We encourage healthcare professionals providing care to black birthing people to attend the summit for an opportunity to hear high-impact presentations and panel discussions on improving maternal and reproductive health vitality to advance maternal, birth, and reproductive justice.

Breakout Sessions Include

  • Creating Strategies to improve maternal health and reproductive justice

  • Sex Education & contraception access

  • Abortion care and how it affects reproductive justice

  • Menstrual cup

Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided

Professionalism. Excellence. Experience.

Presenters



Stephanie Nash

Virginia Advocacy Director for Whole Women’s Alliance. 15 years experience working in nonprofit, social justice, and community based organizations




Jonathan Webb

15 years experience in Public Health. Currently working with the Office of Epidemiology in Chicago and Community Health Division in Evanston




Dr. Fantasy Lozoda

Director of SHIELD Lab and Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology at VCU. BS from UNC Pembroke in 2008. PhD from North Carolina State University in 2013




Dr. Arthur James

Obstetrician, Gynecologist, and Pediatrician. Co-chair for the Center for Disease Control and March of Dimes Health Equity, Franklin County Board of Health member, Sr. Consultant to 1st Yr Cleveland, Co-Principal Investigator for the Alliance for Innovation on Mental Health






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