On April 13, 2023, during Black Maternal Health Week, Care Ring, along with Presenting Sponsor Atrium Health and in partnership with US Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD, is hosting an important event to raise awareness of the Black maternal mortality crisis. We will be screening the documentary "Aftershock" and talking with experts and those with lived experience to find out what needs to be done to address these preventable tragedies. This event is targeted towards maternal health care providers and executives, community activists, changemakers, and anyone serious about making a significant difference for Black mothers.

The event is free to attend, and an opportunity to invest in Care Ring's life-saving maternal child health programs will be presented. LEARN MORE & REGISTER TO ATTEND BELOW.

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The Event

5:30 - 8:30 pm 

Johnson C. Smith University - New Science Center

The Event will kick off at 5:30 with check-in, networking, a welcome reception with food and beverages, and a special message from US Congresswoman Alma S. Adams.

The film will start at 6:00 pm. There will be a brief restroom break, then our panel discussion will begin at 7:45. Event concludes at 8:30 pm.

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The Panel

Our expert panel will consist of local healthcare system representatives, a Public Health official, a person with lived experience, a doula, and others.
More information coming soon!

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The Stats

The US has the highest maternal mortality rate of all developed countries, and the rates have been going up year-over-year, doubling between 1990 and 2013. Source

Black women are dying at almost 3 times the rate of their non-Hispanic white counterparts, even when they have obtained a higher education and socioeconomic status. Source

Historical and systemic inequities, racism and unconscious bias are playing a significant role. For example, a 2016 survey of white medical students found that nearly half held false beliefs about biological differences in Black patients, including thicker skin and less sensitive nerve endings. Source

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The Film

"Aftershock" is a multi-award winning documentary. Following the preventable deaths of their loved ones due to childbirth complications, two families galvanize
activists, birth-workers and physicians to reckon with one of the most pressing American crises of our time – the US maternal health crisis. Watch the trailer.

Please be advised the film is meant for adult audiences due to mature subject matter. 

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Special Guest

Care Ring is delighted to have the partnership of US Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD for this event. She will be in attendance and will share remarks about how her Momnibus Bill will save Black mothers' and their babies' lives.

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Care Ring is partnering with UNC Charlotte's Public Health Sciences and the The Academy For Population Health Innovation (APHI) to offer continuing education units (CEUs). This event will qualify for the following CEUs: CHES, Social Work, CPH and ACHE.




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US Congresswoman
Alma S. Adams, PhD

 If you have any questions about this event,
please contact [email protected].