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Scheduled from October 25, 2020

Topic: **The Impact of Obstetric Violence and Responses to Systemic Racism in Maternal Health** The event is FREE and VIRTUAL. Click here for more information and to register: About this Event Join the 5th annual Public Health Nursing racism pre-conference session. This year focus will be on systemic racism and the health of Black birthing families. The event objectives are to: 1. Increase the level of dialogue and visibility of racism as a maternal and public health issue 2. Characterize obstetric violence from the experiences of Black birthing families 3. Identify ways to support individuals who are experiencing obstetric violence 4. Utilize the Health Equity Framework to develop research, practice, and policy action steps that reduce systemic racism in maternal health: Valuing all individuals and populations equally”that is, there are no invisible, undervalued, or disposable people; Recognizing and rectifying historical injustices; and Providing resources according to need, not equally, but according to need. Moderator: Rebecca Shasanmi Ellis, MPH, RN, BSN, Faculty-Center for Study of Health Health, Emory University Panelists 1. Rachel Azanleko-Akouete (Health Integration - Fairfax County Health Dept.) 2. Alexis Cobbins (California Preterm Birth Initiative) 3. Charles Johnson (4Kira4Moms) 4. Vu-An Foster (Life After 2 Losses) 5. Miyhosi Benton (Women and Justice Project) Breakout Opening Remarks: Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Senior Fellow, Morehouse School of Medicine Achieving Health Equity Framework Breakout Moderators 1. Research: Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH, Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity, University of Minnesota 2. Practice: Nastassia Davis, DNP, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Montclair State University 3. Policy: Jack DiMatteo, Legislative Assistant, Office of Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) 4. Presentation of Action Plans: Public Health Nurse Facilitators Closing Remarks: Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Senior Fellow, Morehouse School of Medicine