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Birthing Hope: State of Maternal Health in Pierce County

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Mimms Hardiman Lyceum Hall, Evergreen State College

`1210 6th Ave

Tacoma, WA 98405

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Join the Perinatal Collaborative of Pierce County and The Maternal Coalition as we discuss maternal health in Pierce County and WA state.

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Join The Maternal Coalition, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s Black Infant Health Team and the Perinatal Collaborative of Pierce County as we engage in a panel discussion surrounding birth equity in Pierce County and Washington State. Learn about inequities communities are facing, the state of policy and how it affects birth outcomes, and how we can create a brighter, healthier future for communities of color!

Children are welcome.

We will provide dinner and refreshments!

Panelists:

Aja Cheslik – Healthcare Career Academy Coordinator

Delores Baccus, Executive Director, Mahogany moms

Taleema Love, RN, Nurse Family Partnership, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Vanessa Bussell, Pierce County Doula, Open Arms

Moderator: Rokea Jones, Community Outreach Doula

Presenting Sponsor: About the Perinatal Collaborative of Pierce County

Perinatal Collaborative of Pierce County (PCPC) is a local non-profit dedicated to improving the health of Pierce County mothers and infants. PCPC provides opportunities to learn about best practices in caring for mothers and infants in our community. We promote networking among providers to increase coordination of services for perinatal populations. Please visit https://www.pcofpc.org/ for more information!

Presenting Sponsor: About The Maternal Coalition

The Maternal Coalition mission is to ensure all pregnant and parenting people have access to just and equitable care through collaboration, community engagement, and programs designed by the community for the community. Currently, we host the KCPC in King County and are working across other counties in WA state. Please visit www.thematernalcoalition.org for more information!

About The Black Infant Health Program

The Black Infant Health Program (BIH) is a program offered by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department in response to birth disparities and outcomes experienced by African American babies and mothers. For 10 years the BIH program has recruited, trained and supported volunteer Health Ministers and supporters from local African American churches and the community to nurture pregnant and parenting African American women and their families through church congregations and communities. They link families to health insurance, prenatal care and community resources, and support them socially until their babies celebrate their first birthday. Additionally, the program offers support groups providing culturally safe opportunities for social connections, new parent information and breastfeeding support. Please visit https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/family-health/black-infant-health-health-ministers for more information!

About Surge

Surge stands with communities whose bodies, lives, and families have been subject to state and social control. We advance racial and reproductive justice through community engagement, education, and advocate for policy by mobilizing communities. Surge is a Reproductive Justice (RJ) organization. RJ is an approach to health equity and reproductive health that uses a holistic lens to look at the whole person, their family, and their community for empowerment opportunities. The RJ approach brings together diverse communities and perspectives to reach solutions that are led by the communities most affected by reproductive oppression and racial injustice.

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