This session is presented by FNU Assistant Professor Dr. Heather Clarke and FNU President Dr. Susan Stone
It is well known that maternal and infant mortality affects black and indigenous women at a much higher rate than other races. Racism is the core of the problem. How do we rebuild systems that are based on structural racism and put strategies in place to start to build true change. This session will review the issues related to health care disparities and discuss how midwives can engage in meaningful strategies for change.
At the completion of this session, you will be able to:
- Identify disparities in health care outcomes for black and indigenous women and their infants.
- Recognize how racism affects the health outcomes of black and indigenous women and their infants.
- Describe change theory and how it can be applied to the problem of structural racism.
- Recommend at least three strategies that can be applied to improve health outcomes for black and indigenous women and their infants.