DC Health released their perinatal health framework back in 2018, outlining seven priorities to eliminate preventable maternal and infant death and improve birth outcomes, but we know there’s more to do for District parents. Reproductive and birth justice are inclusive frameworks for community-centered maternity care, programs, and policy. These frameworks can drive systems-level change and make the individual-level impact we seek for all parents.
Speakers will discuss how care providers and health systems can achieve high-quality, respectful care and services to benefit birthing people and non-birthing parents.
Moderator: Jennifer Porter, Director at Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives
Jamila Perritt, MD, MPH, FACOG, President and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health
Noelene Jeffers, PhD, CNM, IBCLC, Co-chair of The National Association to Advance Black Birth
Ebony Marcelle, CNM, MS FACNM, Director of Midwifery at Community of Hope