A mother kissing her newborn on the head.

Public Event

Addressing Inequities in Maternal Health

A Spotlight on Greater Boston


October 14, 2020

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM




In Boston and across the country, there are clear racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and infant health. To better understand what may be contributing to those differences, Ariadne Labs and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Women & Health Initiative conducted a recent survey and set of interviews that explored the racial and ethnic disparities in access to community-based social support services for pregnancy and postpartum health. 

The Boston Foundation is pleased to host a virtual event to review and discuss the project’s preliminary findings. The goal of this event will be to continue the conversation about barriers and challenges to supporting pregnant and parenting individuals and families with a focus on communities of color in the Greater Boston Area. 

Note: This event will be virtual and recorded for later viewing.

Orlando C. Watkins, Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation

Background of Boston Project
Ana Langer, MD, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Women & Health Initiative and the Maternal Health Task Force, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Results from Survey & Interviews

Amanda DiMeo, MSc, Senior Project Coordinator, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Ariadne Labs
Rose Molina, MD, MPH, Associate Faculty, Ariadne Labs

Next Steps 
Neel Shah, MD, MPP, Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Ariadne Labs

Discussion & Networking 
Elizabeth Pauley, Associate Vice President, Education to Career, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)

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