On May 17 at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT, in honor of Mother’s Day and Women’s Health Week, the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and OWN Your Health will continue the conversation initiated last year on Black maternal health. As a follow-up to the joint roundtable from February 2022, cardiovascular and obstetric experts from ABC will explore a blueprint approach that can equip and support Black women, help improve birth outcomes in our communities and allow for a larger focus on Black birthing joy. This year’s roundtable talk will also take a deep dive into prevention strategies through the life stages—from preconception to post-childbearing—for a heart-healthy pregnancy and beyond:
- KNOW who should be part of your maternal care team
- LEARN additional steps you can take to self-advocate and educate yourself
- UNDERSTAND the role a pediatrician/pediatric cardiologist has to play in the maternal and infant health crisis RSVP NOW button
AT THE ROUNDTABLE…
- Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins, the “Dear White People” star and Creator/Host of OWN’s “Trials to Triumphs” Podcast
- Dr. Annette K. Ansong, a pediatric cardiologist and Medical Director, Outpatient Cardiology, at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Co-Chair for the Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Children Committee for the Association of Black Cardiologists.
- Dr. Rachel M. Bond, a women’s heart health and preventive cardiologist at Dignity Health in Arizona and Co-Chair for the Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Children Committee for the Association of Black Cardiologists.
- Dr. Kameelah Phillips, a NY-based OBGYN and Founder of Calla Women’s Health, a comprehensive women’s health center, and a member of the Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Children Committee for the Association of Black Cardiologists
- Aryana Jacobs, a senior knowledge analyst in digital & tech in healthcare and a community health advocate member with the Association of Black Cardiologists and their “We Are The Faces of Black Maternal HealthTM campaign.”
This program was made possible through a partnership between ABC and OWN Digital, LLC.