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Centering Black Bodies and Voices in the Public Health Response to the Black Maternal Health Crisis (On Demand) is a Course

Centering Black Bodies and Voices in the Public Health Response to the Black Maternal Health Crisis (On Demand)

Started Apr 28, 2020

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Keynote Presentation of the 33rd Annual Health Equity Conference offered by the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health

Dr. Lynn Roberts will present an overview of the reproductive justice (RJ) framework and share her “notes from the field” on how the RJ movement is contesting and reimagining the public health discourse and response to racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity. In her address, she will present examples of the bold and unapologetic use of reproductive justice framing to ensure that Black mamas and Black births matter to all of us.

Audience

Public health professionals and students interested in maternal and child health and reproductive justice.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the origins and key tenets of the reproductive justice framework
  • Recognize ways to apply reproductive justice principles through engagement in transformative research, policies, and praxis that center those who are most impacted by Black maternal death
  • Consider opportunities to integrate a reproductive justice framework into future public health scholarship

Speaker 

Lynn Roberts, PhDAssociate Dean of Student Affairs & Alumni RelationsCity University of New York Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

Continuing Education Credit

1.0 CHES Category I CECH, Areas of Responsibility: 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 4.2.1, 7.3.1

Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Sponsors

This webcast features the keynote presentation from the 33rd Annual Health Equity Conference offered by the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 

The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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