Birth Equity Nassau February Newsletter

Hello Birth Justice Warriors and Advocates!

February 28, 2019

On April 4th from 6-8pm, in partnership with Planned Parenthood Nassau County, the Birth Justice Warriors will be holding a screening of the short film “Death by Delivery” and panel discussion addressing the state of maternal mortality in Nassau County.  On the panel will be health professionals on the front lines of maternal care and the event will take place in Hempstead. For tickets and more information, click here.

New York State Capitol, Albany

The Birth Justice Warriors will take part in a planned “Day of Action” on March 12 with Planned Parenthood of Nassau County in Albany. We will be advocating for resources in Nassau County and for the passage of Bill A10346B which proposes to tackle maternal mortality in New York State. Read more about the bill here. If you are interested in showing your support, either by going to Albany or from where you are, click here.

So far in 2019, the Birth Justice Warriors have been focused on creating awareness of the issues surrounding Black maternal health in Nassau County. This year, we have:

•    Trained 27 healthcare professionals and community members as Birth Justice Warriors 
•    Conducted grand rounds and in-service lectures for medical staff at Zucker Hillside Hospital and North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center on Black Maternal and Infant Outcomes in Nassau County 

•   The Birth Justice Warriors will be a part of the Long Island Women’s Diversity Summit on May 4th. To get tickets to this wonderful event that features speakers of color in different fields on Long Island, here
•   We are also partnering with the Planned Parenthood of Nassau County to develop Birth Justice Friendly services
•   Conversation Cafe discussion guides are finalized! If you have been trained as a Birth Justice Warrior, you can get $40 for each event that you present at. Contact Martine for more details and materials.
•   Birth Justice Warrior Jackie Levine is holding a “best evidence” event on April 6 at 10:30am. To learn more and for tickets, click here

Spread the word!

The Birth Equity Nassau Newsletter is written by Tari Ajeh, MPH and edited by Martine Hackett, PhD, MPH.

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