Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality

Presented by the Wagner Women's Caucus and Co-sponsored by the Wagner Health Network and the Wagner Black Student Association

November
30
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Public
Date:
November 30, 2018
Time:
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Kimmel Center for Student Life Room 912, 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

The U.S. is one of thirteen countries globally that has a maternal mortality rate - the rate that measures the deaths of women related to pregnancy or childbirth - that is worse now than it was 25 years ago. Moreover, racial disparities in maternal mortality are staggering. According to the CDC, black women in the U.S. are over three times as likely to die from childbirth or pregnancy-related causes than white women.

Join WWC for an interdisciplinary conversation on the causes of this public health crisis, potential policy solutions, and current advocacy efforts.

Doors will open at 5:00pm and the event will begin at 5:30pm.

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