Achieving Health and Equity in Georgia: Achieving Equity in Maternal and Child Health
November 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Outcomes for mothers and their babies in Georgia are historically poor, compared to the nation, and these disparities persist. Participants will hear about what is driving poor outcomes and learn about specific efforts to achieve equity among women and children in the state.
The COVID-19 pandemic unmasked dramatic disparities, with African Americans and Latinx community members accounting for a disproportionate share of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Crises often amplify existing inequities and highlight the urgent need to address the root causes of health inequities.
Wellstar Health System’s Center for Health Equity and the Georgia Health Policy Center are excited to host a webinar series this fall focused on achieving equity in Georgia, in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Collaboration for Health Improvement and the Partnership for Southern Equity.
This series will engage community, clinical, and other partners in building a community-level understanding of health equity by exploring the root causes of common and persistent inequities and providing evidence-informed, practical tips and tools to address these inequities in Georgia.
Each session explores a specific equity challenge and offers examples from the field of efforts to achieve equity.