Life After 2 Losses: Support Advocacy and Health Literacy for a Healthy Pregnancy
Class Experience Level

The U.S. is facing a maternal health crisis with maternal mortality rates at record levels and New Jersey has one of the widest racial disparities for both maternal and infant mortality. (Nurture New Jersey Initiative).

Life After 2 Losses is 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.

This presentation will discuss their grant project to create educational programs to support Black, Indigenous, and people of color, (BIPOC) women on birth justice and health equity issues. 

Vu-An Foster is the President and CEO of Life After 2 Losses, she received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from William Paterson University and Master of Public Health in Health Systems Administration and Policy from Montclair State University. She serves as Vice Chair of the New Jersey Maternal Care Quality Collaborative (NJMCQC) and is certified in preconception peer education, mental health first aid, and nonprofit management.

This presentation addresses increasing health equity through information and the NNLM areas of interest in maternal health and medically underserved populations and the NNLM initiative environmental determinants of health.

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Life After 2 Losses: Support Advocacy and Health Literacy for a Healthy Pregnancy is April 17, 2024 at 1pm ET. 

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

  • Identify birth justice and health equity literacy needs of medically at risk and underserved BIPOC persons.
  • Explain methods this program uses to prepare BIPOC persons to make well informed decisions about and advocate for quality birthing and maternal care.
  • Discuss outcomes of this NNLM funded project.

Class Details

Date(s): April 17, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHES, MLA
Class Experience Level: Beginner
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: April Wright
Technical Assistance: Molly Knapp

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