NJCU’s Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center to Host Virtual Discussion on Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality 

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:


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:



About NJCU

New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning with an audacious goal: the development of our students, our city, our communities, our state, and the world beyond. We are a game-changing force for our students and their families. Whether our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate, 28 graduate or three doctoral programs, NJCU provides an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty—all of which prepares them to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.


We’re also changing the game for our city, our communities, and our state. As the educational anchor institution in Jersey City, we’ve established partnerships to ensure the area’s growth directly benefits our students and community members. We seek to improve the lives of everyone in the Garden State, whether creating a home for the arts, bringing educational programs to K-12 students, offering bachelor’s degrees in partnership with community colleges, or providing professional development opportunities for adults.


At NJCU, we’re not just educating minds, we’re nourishing souls and lifting communities. We’re changing the game.

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