Title

Maternal Mortality and How Race Plays a Part

Location

Room A149

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

Start Date

1-5-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 11:20 AM

Abstract

Mothers of color within the United States are at an obvious disadvantage - their health care often cannot cover what they need to survive and there is and racial bias can sometimes play a part in their treatment. We want to mitigate this bias by adding racial bias training in hospitals. There are common instances of unconscious racial bias within hospitals, some believing that people of color have a higher pain tolerance than others and therefore are not open to as many medical options as others. This training will provide more fair treatment for mothers, and reduce the high mortality of African American mothers within the U.S. Our activism project is a joint event with our school’s Black Student Union in order to raise awareness to the high maternal mortality rates of African Americans.

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May 1st, 11:00 AM May 1st, 11:20 AM

Maternal Mortality and How Race Plays a Part

Room A149

Mothers of color within the United States are at an obvious disadvantage - their health care often cannot cover what they need to survive and there is and racial bias can sometimes play a part in their treatment. We want to mitigate this bias by adding racial bias training in hospitals. There are common instances of unconscious racial bias within hospitals, some believing that people of color have a higher pain tolerance than others and therefore are not open to as many medical options as others. This training will provide more fair treatment for mothers, and reduce the high mortality of African American mothers within the U.S. Our activism project is a joint event with our school’s Black Student Union in order to raise awareness to the high maternal mortality rates of African Americans.