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Community Town Hall: African/African Ancestry Moms & Infants-Addressing hea...

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Roots Community Health Center

1898 The Alameda

San Jose, CA 95126

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Please join us in a community discussion concerning the gaps in perinatal health care and community services that contribute to the high rates of Black maternal and infant mortality. This discussion is needed to provide clarity on challenges, barriers, service gaps and needs to improve birth outcomes for our African/African Ancestry moms and infants. "Currently the rate of mortality of Black infants continues to be two to three times higher than the rates of other ethnic groups statewide."

"Saving our babies begins with all of us"

Keynote Speaker for the event will be Dr. Tina Sacks, author of the recent publication Invisible Visits: Black Middle Class Women in the American Healthcare System" The event will also consist of a maternal health panel presentation and a facilitated group discussion to engage the community in planning for the California Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI) which will expand interventions to fill gaps in local services.

*Dinner will be provided and serving will start promply at 5:30pm.

For more information contact Grace Alderson at (669) 216-0338


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