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Preventing Evictions and Implicit Bias Training: Policy Action to Improve Black Maternal Health in California

By Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Within the California Preterm Birth Initiative community and community partners, it was clear that two current policy priorities emerged to improve outcomes for pregnant people: housing insecurity and obstetric racism. In this month's Collaboratory, two Goldman public policy consultants will share the findings from their research reports on evictions and birth outcomes, as well as the barriers, facilitators, and best practices of implementing SB464 California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act. Following the report back, we will hear from experts in both housing policy and Black maternal health policy share their perspective, priorities and how communities can take action. In light of the California evictions moratorium set to expire on June 30th, it is more important than ever to acknowledge how policies affect the wellbeing and health of birthing people, especially for Black and Brown families.

Our expert panel includes Dominique Walker from Moms4Housing, Nourbese Flint from Black Women for Wellness, Cynthia Nagendra from the SF Dept of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and Shantay Davies-Balch from the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission and BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center.

Proudly Sponsored by the Preterm Birth Initiative