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How Police Violence is Linked to Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health: What Can Family Planning Providers Do?

This 1-hour webinar will describe how police violence and racial inequities in maternal and infant health are concurrent and compounding public health crises. The webinar will feature Dr. Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and director of the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity at the University of Minnesota, who will draw on the themes of “Stolen Breaths,” a Perspective she co-authored in the New England Journal of Medicine in July 2020. Dr. Hardeman will explore how solutions to racial health inequities are rooted in the material conditions in which those inequities thrive. She will also present specific recommendations related to workforce, training, and data to dismantle structural racism in the field of sexual and reproductive health.

Speaker(s):

  • Dr. Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPH, Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity at University of Minnesota

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how police violence and racial inequities in maternal and infant health are concurrent and compounding public health crises.
  • Explain how solutions to racial health inequities are rooted in the material conditions in which those inequities thrive.
  • Describe at least three recommendations to dismantle structural racism in the field of sexual and reproductive health.