Panel on Racial Health Disparities in Birth & Breastfeeding
Award-winning journalist, five-time author, and internationally-recognized advocate for maternal and infant health, Kimberly Seals Allers headlined this session on the socio-cultural and racial complexities of birth, breastfeeding, and infant health. Kimberly joined regional health leaders, Dr. Cameual Wright, Market Chief Medical Officer of CareSource and Dr. Indy Lane, OB/GYN at Community Health Network to discuss overcoming bias and barriers as we move toward reducing healthcare disparities and strive for authentic engagement for women and families of color.
Hosted by The Milk Bank to connect you with local experts, amplify voices, and create opportunities to think differently about collective impact. This was one of several free, virtual learning sessions designed to gather big thinkers and big hearts from all fields as we aspire to reduce the devastating rate of infant mortality.
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Addressing Racial Disparities in Birth, Breastfeeding, and Infant Health, was sponsored by CareSource. During the session, keynote speaker, Kimberly Seals Allers beautifully explains what is critical in supporting breastfeeding, saying, “the latch we can fix.”
Tools for Addressing Racial Health Disparities
Speakers and attendees shared valuable resources personal, organizational, and community commitments to addressing racial disparities in birth, breastfeeding, and infant health. Bookmark this page and explore these tools!
Harvard Implicit Bias Test
Equity trainings: Racial Equity Institute; Soul Focused Group; Interrupting Racism, Favorite Part of My Day (or similar groups)
BIPOC Doula Scholarship Program
Tools for Accountability curated by CICF
The Big Letdown by Kimberly Seals Allers
Black Breastfeeding Week is Incredibly Important – Here’s Why
Skimmed by Andrea Freeman
Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition
Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)
Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association
Black Girls Breastfeeding Club
Continue the conversation online by sharing the tools that are working for you and your community. Tag Kimberly Seals Allers @iAmKSealsAllers and The Milk Bank @themilkbank, so we can be part of the conversation.