CCI Health Services Partners with Zion Church for a Panel Discussion on the Black Maternal Health Crisis

An evening centered around education, awareness and connecting the community to resources that will empower mothers and their families.  

on April 11, 2023

GREENBELT, MD – April 12th, 2023 marks the first Black Mom’s Matter Too panel event, hosted by Zion Church in Greenbelt, MD in partnership with CCI Health Services. The event will help raise awareness on the topic of Black Maternal Health and its injustices.

Panelist such as Aastasshia L. Lacy, FNP-BC, Tiara Pitts, FNP-BC and OB/GYN nurse practitioner, Ashley Dozier, principal WHNP-BC, Dr. Immirne Ouwinga, Family Medicine provider, Joy Fields, certified Full Spectrum Doula and Latavia Nickols, Birth + Postpartum Doula, are all women of color and make up a dynamic collective of doctors, nurse practitioners and doulas who are making impactful change in black women and their families within the DC metropolitan region.

“Zion Church has been focused on the health and wellness of our community. With the maternal death rate among Black women twice that of other races, it is another crisis that must be brought to the forefront and addressed as a community.”

-Dr. Madye Henson, Chief External Engagement & Impact Officer, Zion Church

“Each year in the U.S., hundreds of women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth—known as maternal death. There is no justifiable reason why a rich country has poor maternal rates. CCI is focused on empowering our communities now so that future generations can thrive. When it comes to this health disparity, we implement evidence-based care such as Centering Pregnancy, to do our part is the community.”

– Aastasshia L. Lacy, FNP-BC, CCI Health Services’ Maternal and Child Health Director

Black Mom’s Matter Too panel event will be held from 6pm – 8pm, open to the public with childcare and food provided.

WHAT: Black Moms Matter Too, A Panel Discussion surrounding the Black Maternal Health Crisis.

WHO:  Zion Church Greenbelt Campus & CCI Health Services of Greenbelt, MD

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE: Zion Church Greenbelt Campus, 8829 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Register for the event here.