NHEW 2023: The Black Maternal Health Crisis and How Doulas Can be a Part of the Solution

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Following the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the Black Maternity Morality crisis.
  • Discuss the root cause of this crisis.
  • Discuss how doulas are a targeted solution to resolve the crisis.

Tamara Mason

Director, Maternal and Child Health Collective Impact

March of Dimes

Tamara Mason, MPH,CHES is a public health professional, consultant, and advocate who works to improve the health and well-being of marginalized communities. Tamara graduated from Brown University in 1998 with a B.A. degree in Health and Society, with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. She earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education in August 2003 from the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Tamara has held several research and program management positions within Emory University, including serving as the Director of a breast cancer education and outreach program for over a decade. Currently, Tamara works for the March of Dimes as the Director, Maternal and Child Health Collective Impact where is she leading the efforts in the Atlanta area to reduce inequities in preterm births and maternal mortality. Tamara is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and certified labor doula. Mrs. Mason is the Founder and Principal Equity Consultant of Mason Consulting, Inc. LLC which utilizes a health equity and social justice lens to assist organizations and communities improve their health outcomes and indicators.

Joanne Chopak-Foss (Moderator)

Associate Professor

Georgia Southern University

Dr. Chopak-Foss is Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Community Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Dr. Chopak-Foss received her Ph.D. and M.S. from Pennsylvania State University in Health Education and B.S. degree in Physical Education from the University of Delaware.


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10/17/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
10/17/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
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