NJCU’s Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center to Host Virtual Discussion on Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality
New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy to Deliver Opening Remarks
JERSEY CITY, N.J. | New Jersey City University (NJCU)’s Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center for Equity and Diversity will host a virtual Community Hour event entitled “Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality” on Thursday, February 11 from 2-3:30 p.m.
New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy — a champion on the issue of maternal and infant health since the inception of the Murphy Administration in 2018 — will deliver opening remarks to highlight the powerful and impactful program.
On January 25, the First Lady, in collaboration with public health experts, unveiled the Nurture NJ Maternal and Infant Health Plan – a strategy to reduce New Jersey’s high rates of maternal and infant mortality, and eliminate the racial disparities responsible for these deaths.
The panel discussion will include:
- Dr. Michele Griffith, Founder, 21stMD.com, Charlotte, N.C.
- Dr. Shelby Pitts, Instructor and Interim Program Director at Rutgers
- Dr. Christine Morton, Research Sociologist at Stanford
- Moderated by Ms. Priska Neely, an award-winning public radio journalist
In addition to a panel discussion, the audience will view videos that highlight the severity of the issue of racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality in New Jersey and throughout the nation.
To register for the free virtual event, visit:
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