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California Birth Equity Summit 2019

DATE: Monday, November 18, 2019  |  Time: 8:00 AM
LOCATION: Center at Cathedral Plaza Ballroom
ADDRESS: 555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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EVENT DETAILS

The Summit is SOLD OUT.
Unfortunately,
we do not anticipate having space to accommodate walk-in registrants on the day of the Summit.

Speaker presentations will be posted on this page for review after the Summit. If you would like to be added to our email distribution list for future convenings and educational opportunities, please contact caprofed@marchofdimes.org.


Join colleagues and community partners for a day of learning, collaboration and action to achieve birth equity.

AGENDA 
7:30am: Breakfast and Registration

8:00am: Welcome
8:15am: Morning Keynote: Arthur James, MD, FACOG: EQUITY in the Opportunity to Survive the First Year of Life-a dream deferred…
9:20am: Making it Real: Closing the Black-White Gap for Infant Mortality (2017-2019) Through Data and Life Stories Moderator: Wenonah Valentine, MBA; Panelists: Kacie Blackman, PhD; Shamiesha Ebhotemen, BSN ‘20, RN, CLE; Stella Clingmon Simon, MPH
10:15am: Los Angeles County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Initiative Overview - Debbie Allen, ScD and Melissa Franklin, MBA
10:45am: Break and Exhibitors

11:00am: California Equity Projects and Programs Panel Moderator: Amelia Cobb, First 5 LA; Panelists: Policy in Action: Shantay Davies-Balch, MBA, CLE; California Department of Public Health Birth Equity Initiatives: Leslie Kowalewski; Preterm Birth Prevention/Low-Dose Aspirin Provider Toolkit: Subhashini Ladella, MD; UCSF PTBi SOLARS Study: Brittany Chambers, PhD and Brianne Taylor


12:15pm: Networking Lunch and Exhibitors

1:00pm: Afternoon Keynote: Zea Malawa, MD, MPH: Advancing an Anti-Racism Agenda in Health Care Settings
2:20pm Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)
  • Session 1:  Courageous Conversations - Los Angeles County African American Infant and Mortality Initiative Deborah Allen, ScD - Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Melissa R. Franklin, MBA - First 5 LA; Kimberly Gregory, MD - Cedars-Sinai; Adjoa Jones - SPA 6, Whole Person Care - LA; Sonya Young Aadam - California Black Women's Health Project; Janette Robinson Flint - Black Women for Wellness
  • Session 2: Doula and Midwifery Care to Advance Birth EquityDiversity Uplifts, Inc. - Sayida Peprah, PsyD, CD; National Health Law Program - Amy Chen, JD; California Birth Center Association-Rosanne Gephart, CNM
  • Session 3: Multidisciplinary Models of Care: Maternal Child Health Access - Lynn Kersey; Mama’s Neighborhood - Moraya Moini; La Clinica de la Raza - Dr. Jenny Horowitz
3:20pm: Break

3:30pm Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)

       Session 1: Cultural Humility and Healthcare Stereotype Threat Trainings

       Nakeisha Robinson, MA, LMFT- iDREAM for Racial Equity; Cleopatra Abdou Kamperveen, PhD, University of Southern California

  • Session 2: Community and Family Partnerships, Empowerment, and Mobilization
    Janice Mathurin, MA - West Fresno Family Resource Center; Kindra Montgomery-Block, MPA - Black Child Legacy Campaign; Brandi Sims – First 5 LA
  • Session 3: Black Infant Health: Three Decades of Caring, Serving and Building a Legacy of TrustRobin Qualls, RN, PHN, MPH; Yolonda Rogers-Jones, Gwen Manning, Nicole Evans, MSW, MBA
4:30-4:45pm: Closing and Evaluation

The 2019 California Birth Equity Summit is a collaboration between March of Dimes, First5LA, LA County Department of Public Health and PAC/LAC. 
Register at: ca-birth-equity-summit.eventbrite.com

REGISTRATION FEES
The Summit is SOLD OUT .

Please email caprofed@marchofdimes.org to request to be added to the wait list. 
We will contact you as spots open. Thank you!

· Early Bird Registration $40 (by 10/7/2019)
· Late Registration: $50
· 10% discount for groups of 5 or more
· 10% discount for students
 

For special hotel rate, please visit: www.tinyurl.com/CASUMMITHOTEL


Continuing education credits (CME, CEU, LCSW, LMFT and CHES)
will be provided by PAC/LAC.*
 
 *This activity is sponsored by the Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/LAC). This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. PAC/LAC is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider CEP 5862. PAC/LAC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. CE Provider #128542. PAC/LAC is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CHES) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Arthur R. James, MD, FACOG

Interim Executive Director
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Associate Clinical Professor, Dept. OB/GYN
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Zea Malawa, MD, MPH

Physician Director of Expecting Justice
San Francisco Collective Impact for Healthy Births
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
San Francisco Department of Public Health


 

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