We are grateful to Andria Cornell, associate director for women’s and infant health at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, and Ebony Marcelle, director of midwifery at Community of Hope DC, for joining us on November 12 to discuss the maternal mortality crisis in DC. In conversation with moderator Jill Rosenbaum Meyer, they offered a frank and moving analysis of the role of racism in driving outcomes for Black mothers in DC, in addition to suggesting pathways to improved maternal health.

If you were unable to attend the event, you can watch the discussion and Q&A, moderated by Anna Gunnarsson Pfeiffer, below.

In addition, we suggest the following resources if you are interested in learning more about the issues addressed by the panelists: