Black Mothers Matter: Racism & Childbirth in America

Hollywood, Health & Society’s panel, “Black Mothers Matter: Racism & Childbirth in America,” explores racial disparities in childbirth, and why the CDC reports that black women are three to four times more likely to die after giving birth than white women. WATCH THE FULL VIDEO:

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The discussion panel includes Amy Holden Jones, co-creator and showrunner for The Resident; Karen A. Scott, assistant adjunct professor at UC San Francisco, and project director of the California Birth Equity Collaborative; Monica R. McLemore, assistant professor, School of Nursing, UC San Francisco; and Charles Johnson, founder of 4Kira4Moms Foundation, a nonprofit committed to reducing the maternal mortality rate. Zoanne Clack, writer and executive producer for ABC’s hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, moderated.