Addressing racial inequity in healthcare requires focused attention and concerted action. A new initiative in Los Angeles County (now in its third year) is doing just that. Cherished Futures for Black Moms and Babies helps participating hospitals evaluate their data, collaborate with community partners, and implement institutional changes to improve care for Black women, birthing people, and families.
At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to
- Describe factors that contribute to racial inequity in healthcare
- Analyze data to assess disaggregated outcomes for their local birthing units
- Understand that perception of care is an “outcome” of great importance
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Esther draws on ancestral knowledge and decolonized perspectives as she works to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice (SRHRJ). As an Analyst with Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies, Esther Priscilla conducts analyses of clinical standards, perinatal policies, and hospital evaluative systems. She also coordinates research on the impact of a birth equity designation for hospitals and clinics. Prior to this, Esther Priscilla served as the Perinatal Clinic Coordinator at a community health center with a midwife-based perinatal practice. Esther Priscilla earned her B.S. in Human Development from UC Davis and her M.S. in Health and the Public Interest from Georgetown University. She loves mangoes and enjoys serving her community as a certified doula and yoga instructor.
Asaiah Harville is the Birth Equity Coordinator for Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies with the Alliance. Prior to joining the Alliance, Asaiah has worked to support families on their infant feeding journey. She has worked in the hospital providing inpatient support and education for families and created and taught prenatal breastfeeding courses for the community in an effort to educate and support informed infant feeding decisions.
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