“Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Health: A Collaborative Approach”
Dr. Lucinda Canty is a certified nurse-midwife, Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of Seedsworks Health Equity in Nursing Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received her BSN from Columbia University and her MSN from Yale University, specializing in nurse-midwifery, and her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include the prevention of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, reducing racial and ethnic health disparities in reproductive health, promoting diversity in nursing, and eliminating racism in nursing and midwifery. She is an artist, poet, and historian. She currently hosts web discussions Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing. She is the founder of Lucinda’s House, a Black Maternal Health Collective to promote maternal health equity through community collaboration and programs that provide support and education.
In her talk, Dr. Canty will be discussing the current state of maternal health, her research into the experience of Black women who experienced life-threatening complications and how everyone, all healthcare team members, can address racial disparities in maternal health.