Call to Awareness and Action on Maternal Health Disparities and Advocacy to take place Nov. 2
Maternal health disparities for Black and Brown women to be discussed.
Please join us on Saturday, November 2, 2019, for Community Call to Action on Maternal Health Outcomes, a presentation regarding maternal health disparities for Black and Brown women in our area.
The goal of this event is to connect residents of Milton, Mattapan, Dorchester and Hyde Park to local physical and mental healthcare providers.
Black women die due to birth and pregnancy complications 3x-4x more than white women.
In MA (and nationwide), maternal and infant mortality rates are dropping overall for every race except Black women.
1 in 5 mothers (of all races) experience perinatal mood disorders (anxiety, depression, ptsd, etc)-most don’t know where to seek help and that treatment is accessible and effective.
Ways you can participate:
- Attend and gather free info about local resources and support
- Be a vendor and have a booth with information about your mental and physical health services.
- Share this with your network and/or post in local hospitals, community health centers, shops, social media, etc.
Timoria will share her personal story of overcoming the mental and physical effects of surviving a near fatal postpartum hemorrhage and also discuss her work as a liaison between clinicians, legislators and patients to address disparities and inequity in outcomes.
Location: Parkway United Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Pkwy, Milton, MA
Contact: (617) 698-8583
Light refreshments will be served.
Child Care will be provided!
Funded by a grant from !Celebrate Milton! and Parkway United Methodist Church – Religion and Race Committee