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Black History 365

Created by students, BH365 exists to promote Black history and current affairs that influence the varied experiences of the Black community, and to give a voice to the student experience at the UConn School of Social Work.



The Naked Truth: Death by Delivery

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 2:00 pm-3:30 pm ET
Online - Zoom

Pregnancy-related deaths can occur as long as a year after birth. According to a CDC study, 31% happen during pregnancy, 36% happen during birth or within a week after, and 33% occur eight days to a year after birth. [Source] Black women in the United States experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth. Both societal and health system factors contribute to high rates of poor health outcomes and maternal mortality for Black women, who are more likely to experience barriers to obtaining quality care and often face racial discrimination throughout their lives. [Source

Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women. 

Join us for an engaging discussion on the various barriers that surround Black Maternal Health and Infant Mortality. 

Panelists will discuss the historical context of structural racism, legislation and what's happening to address the issue.

Participants are encouraged to view this documentary before the event for context.

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 8th, 2021.


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