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November 14 | 8:30 am 3:00 pm

See Agenda Below

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8:30 – 9am: Breakfast Reception 

9 – 9:10am MHA Welcome Comments  

9:10 – 9:30am: Keynote: Maternal Health Equity: Eliminating Disparities and Improving Access  

Fifi Diop, MD; Director of the Division of Maternal & Child health Research, Department of Public Health  

9:30 – 10am: Expanding Equitable Access to Care  

Senator Becca Rausch  

Representative Brandy Fluker Oakley 

10 – 10:45am: Family Wellness and Wellbeing  

Jenise Katalina, LICSW; Women of Color Health Equity Collective  

Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD; Vital Village Network at Boston Medical Center  

Ritamarie Testa, CNM’ South Shore Hospital  

10:45 – 11am BREAK 

11 – 11:45am: Quality Improvement Process and Evaluation 

Christin Price, MD; Perinatal Neonatal Quality Improvement Network (PNQIN) 

Sarah L. Goff, MD; UMASS Amherst 

Vanessa Nicholson, DrPH; Tufts University School of Medicine  

11:45am – 12:30pm: Integrating Doulas in the Care Team  

Adriana Jean Louis, Department of Public Health  

Darline Turner, PA-C; Healing Hands Community Doula Project 

Maia Raynor, Department of Public Health 

12:30 – 1pm LUNCH   

1 – 1:30pm: Leveraging Storytelling and Lived Experiences in Advocacy   

Stefanie D Belnavis,  LMHC; A Bucket for the Well  

1:30 – 1:55pm: Community Resilience: Resources for Health Literacy and Empowerment  

A presentation by Lily Marcelin, Executive Director of Resilient Sisterhood Project on resources and preventative health information for BIPOC women and birthing people 

1:55 – 2pm: Closing Remarks; adjourn  

The Ballroom, UMass Boston Conference Center

100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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Featured Speakers

Senator Becca Rausch, Esq

Senate Chair,
Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities,
Massachusetts State Senate

Representative Brandy Fluker Oakley, Esq.

House Chair,
Joint Committee on Racial Equity, Civil Rights, and Inclusion,
Massachusetts House Representatives

Fifi Diop MD, MPH

Director, Division of Maternal and Child Health,
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Lily Marcelin

Executive Director,
The Resilient Sisterhood Project

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