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Video: Watch our panel discussion on ‘Racism and Reproductive health’

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Video: Watch our panel discussion on ‘Racism and Reproductive health’

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This was produced as part of a larger project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 National Fellowship.

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From left, Jacqueline Blocker, Dr. Syeachia Dennis, Marnie Jackson, and LaBrisa Williams.
From left, Jacqueline Blocker, Dr. Syeachia Dennis, Marnie Jackson, and LaBrisa Williams.
The Frontier
The Frontier
Friday, December 10, 2021

By Frontier Staff

Black Oklahomans are 50% more likely than white Oklahomans to die from maternity-related complications. Black babies in Oklahoma are almost 2.5 times more likely than white babies to die before their first birthday.

Watch our discussion with information and resources that families can use to empower themselves to improve health outcomes for themselves and their babies.

Guests:

LaBrisa Williams — executive director of the Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative

Marnie Jackson — mother, maternal health advocate

Dr. Syeachia Dennis — assistant dean for equity and community engagement and associate professor at OU-TU School of Community Medicine

Moderator:

Jacqueline Blocker — data & policy director at the Take Control Initiative

This project received support from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 National Fellowship.

[This article was originally published by The Frontier.]

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