A Community Discussion on
Black Maternal Health Disparities in New Jersey
Monday, April 16, 2018
4:30 – 7:30 pm
Who: Essex County Birth & Breastfeeding Coalition & IFS East Orange Family Success Center
What: Keynote Speaker, Anjanette Vaidya, founder of Honor Your Mama, will discuss strategies for improving maternal and infant health outcomes. There will be expert panelists who will discuss various options for assisting mothers and infants in becoming and staying healthy, followed by a moderated question and answer session. Panelists include Nastassia Davis, MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC; Alaina Broach, Doula; Edith Eze, BSN, CNM, MS; Rachel Jean-Miles, Community Doula; and, Dr. M. Thomas, M.D., Pediatrician.
Welcoming remarks will be given by Tammy Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey; Jackie Cornell, Principal Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Systems New Jersey Department of Health; and IFS President/CEO, Margaret L. Woods and East Orange Family Success Center Director, Kierre Kaiser.
Several doulas will be honored for their role in improving pregnancy outcomes throughout the county.
Organizations participating in the discussion include Visiting Nurse Association, Essex County Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Services, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, Latch Breastfeeding and Lactation Services, and Families for Equity. The Essex County Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Project is a program of the SPAN Parent Advocacy Network and is funded by a health service grant from The New Jersey Department of Health.
When: Monday, April 16, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This panel discussion is being held during Black Maternal Health Week, as designated by Black Mamas Matter Alliance, from April 11-17, 2018
Where: East Orange Family Success Center, 132 South Harrison Street, East Orange, NJ 07018