Black Maternal Health Week

The Black Maternal Health Webinar Series from NNLM features presentations and discussions from expert guest speakers, and NNLM staff. The presentations will enable librarians and community members to learn more about the past, present and future of Black Maternal Health in America.


To strengthen awareness of health issues and disparities that disproportionately impact Black women and their families.

Black Maternal Health week is April 11 through 17, 2024.


Class Length

60 minutes

Class Owner(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.


Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Continuing Education

This class has been approved for Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits.


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Life After 2 Losses: Support Advocacy and Health Literacy for a Healthy Pregnancy This live event highlights programming from Life After 2 Losses, a non-profit organization with the mission to prevent reproductive & health injustices through the support and empowerment of women & families in the community. The organization received a grant from the Region 1 Medical Library to continue their mission of 1) changing the narrative surrounding pregnancy loss 2) education and raising awareness 3) advocacy efforts and 4) grief support. 1.00 CHES, MLA On
Unveiling the Power of Community Partnerships: Transforming Black Maternal Health Outreach How does a public library reach its community with Black Maternal Health information? In this webinar, Sarah A. Montrichard-Ramón Cabrera from the Brooklyn Public Library will provide information about successful past and upcoming public programs on Black Maternal Health. She will be joined by Nuratu Otulana, who will share their experience collaborating with the library. This webinar will share best practices for community partnerships around health topics and provide examples of how attendees can implement similar partnerships in their community. 1.00 MLA On
Black Maternal Health Week Journal Discussion Join us for this live discussion as we explore the article Environmental Factors Involved in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality.

This live discussion will explore the following questions:

What are some ways Black women and other birthing people who are not researchers contribute to this research? 

What are some ways this research can be shared and lead to actionable results among those most affected by disparities? 

Where do libraries fit into this work?
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Black Maternal Health Week Panel Discussion: Current Issues in Black Maternal Health This live event features the insight of a panel of three leaders in Black Maternal Health. Each panelist will present a lightning talk about current issues in Black Maternal Health, and the remainder of the presentation will be a moderated Q&A with attendees. 1.00 On
Exploring the Maternal Experience Survey: Addressing Racism and Informing New Models of Maternal Care to Promote Health Equity This webinar discusses the Maternal Experience Survey and the Black maternal health crisis. 1.00 CHIS Level 1 On
History of Black Maternal Health Lecture, Simulcast & Live Discussion This event will happen in two parts. The first part will be the broadcast of a previously recorded lecture with Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens.

The second part of the event will be a live discussion session with participants about the lecture and Black maternal health.
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