Maternal Health Symposium


Texas ranks 49th in the nation for women’s health and thirty percent of women here receive no prenatal care in the first trimester. Who finds that acceptable? Why do women of color and their infants experience a disproportionately high risk of avoidable deaths? Experts will explain the reality of this preventable tragedy and the policy and cultural barriers responsible. Together attendees will discuss how we can all advocate for change.



Dr. Kyrah Brown, PhD, is a health equity researcher and community psychologist. She is an assistant professor of public health in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Texas – Arlington, and the Research Director of the Maternal and Reproductive Health Equity Research Lab, also at the University of Texas - Arlington. 

Dr. Kristen Priddy, PhD, RN, CNS, works to improve nursing education in the US and around the world. She has taught undergraduate nursing students in OB clinicals at the University of Texas – Arlington and Texas Christian University. Having proviDrded nursing care to critically ill newborns herself, she has been involved in hospital-based fetal-infant mortality review committees.

Toni Rose, Texas State Representative,   will provide an update of HB 12. Her laser focus on improving healthcare outcomes has driven her to pass numerous health care bills, including legislation that extends postpartum pregnancy benefits from two months to 12 months. This legislative remedy will enable new moms to receive medical and psychological care for an extended time frame.


Everyone is welcome at this community event.
Register please - but no membership required and no charge. 
Childcare is available upon request during registration (below).


LOCATION: Hamilton Park UMC, 11881 Schroeder Rd, Dallas 
(Just east of I-75 Central Expressway on Forest Ln.
The church is across the street and behind a postal facility
 from the DART rail Forest Lane station

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