MCH Essential Series
Dr. Zea Malawa traces the history of anti-Black oppression in the United States and its impact on maternal and infant health. This is followed by a discussion of the Racism as a Root Cause approach, an essential framework to advance anti-racist policies and interventions. This resource is adapted from AMCHP’s Annual Conference plenary session, “Racism as a Root Cause of Birth Disparities”, presented August 2020.
Presenter: Zea Malawa, MD, MPH – Director, Expecting Justice
You will be able to:
Unpack the relationship between racism and birth disparities
Trace the history and legacy of systemic racism as a root cause of deep-seated inequities in MCH
Explain the Racism as a Root Cause (RRC) approach and what it looks like in practice