Baby Talks: Mitigations to Advance Equity in Perinatal Care
September 19, 2023 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Baby Talk presentations summarize one powerful idea and tee-up one related question/consideration for discussion. Each Group begins with 30 minutes of 3 back-to-back presentations, followed by 30 minutes of interactive discussion amongst the presenters and the session participants.
Lost in Translation: The Risks Language and Cultural Barriers Present in Our Spanish-Speaking Patients Receiving Perinatal Care
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Learn about the language and cultural barriers faced by our Spanish-speaking patients in perinatal care. Hear how we explored ways to bridge the gaps in care when facing these challenges, to ensure patients receive the perinatal care they deserve.
Presenters: Vanessa Castaneda, BS, Sarah Gabriel, BSW, MSW, LGSW, CD(DONA), and Brianna Phillips, BS, Developing Brain Institute, Children’s National Hospital.
When the Bough Breaks: Creating a Safety Net System of Care for Perinatal MH in DC
Walk through program creation, recruitment, and sustainability efforts. Gain up-to-date data, including the prevalence of mental health concerns and other social drivers of health. Review challenges, successes, and goals to combat the maternal health crisis.
Presenters: U’nek Clarke, LICSW, LCSW-C, PMH-C, Children’s National Hospital; Cynthia Graham, BA, DC Mother Baby Wellness Program at Children’s National Hospital; and Brittni King, MPH, CHES, DC Mother Baby Wellness Program at Children’s National Hospital.
Black Mothers Care Plan: Reducing Racial Bias and Supporting Maternal and Infant Health
The Black Mothers Care Plan is an interdisciplinary community-research partnership using community-based participatory frameworks to impact racial bias against Black women in obstetric care. Learn strategies in advancing reproductive justice across diverse localities through engaging principles surrounding empowerment and advocacy, partnership building, and creative problem solving through co-creation.
Presenters: Jennifer Ulysse, MPH, The Children’s Trust; Alexandra Cornelius, Ph.D., Florida International University; and Rachel Spector, MSW, The Children’s Trust.