Storytelling as a Public Health Strategy to Address Inequities in Maternal Health Outcomes

The session will discuss how storytelling, through Laboring with Hope, is being used to create programs and services from an ecological perspective. The session will integrate personal experiences and professional public health practices to provide evidence to support storytelling as a public health strategy for Black maternal health.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Nakeitra L. Burse, is the Owner/CEO of Six Dimensions, a certified woman owned, minority owned public health research, development and practice company. Dr. Burse has been a servant in the field of public health for over twelve years. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences and Master’s in Health Education Health Promotion, both from Mississippi State University. She also holds a doctorate in Public Health from Jackson State University.

Dr. Burse is dedicated to understanding the impact of systems on the health of communities. Her work is centered around health equity and social justice issues and improving maternal health outcomes for Black women. Dr. Burse is the Executive Producer of the short documentary, "Laboring with Hope". The film highlights the issues of maternal morbidity and mortality among Black women. "Laboring with Hope" is being used as a call to action to implement, support, and uplift strategies that aim to improve maternal health and birth outcomes.

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Objectives:
  • Understand the critical need for innovative strategies to improve Black maternal health outcomes
  • Identify strategies to address the maternal mortality crisis among Black women.
  • Identify strategies to utilize health literacy as an advocacy to support self-advocacy for Black women

This class is part of the PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series.

Class Details

Date(s): June 24, 2022 - August 24, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Platform: Webex
CE Credits: 1.00
Class Experience Level: Beginner
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