This event is hosted by the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, March of Dimes, and Futures Without Violence in conjunction with Representative Gwen Moore.
As Congress addresses the threats to Black maternal health, it is important to also discuss the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on maternal mortality. The briefing will highlight the leading causes of pregnancy-associated deaths (homicide, suicide, and drug overdose) and the relationship with intimate partner violence and structural barriers to health equity. Join us to hear from leading health and advocacy experts to lift up these issues and share timely policy solutions.
Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, National Birth Equity Collaborative
Dr. Zsakeba Henderson, March of Dimes
Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health
Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA, Seattle Indian Health Board and Urban Indian Health Institute
Virginia Duplessis, MSW, Futures Without Violence
Tonya McFadden, MS, MSA, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists