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University of Evansville's BSU to Host Panel on Infant Mortality Disparities

Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2024

The University of Evansville's (UE) Black Student Union (BSU) is set to host an event on March 18, bringing together community leaders, healthcare professionals, and citizens to address the pressing issue of infant mortality disparities.

Titled "The Intersectionality and Disparities of Infant Mortality," the event aims to shine a spotlight on the multifaceted challenges surrounding infant mortality and ignite positive change within the community. Specifically, the discussion will delve into the intersections of socioeconomic status, race, access to healthcare, and systemic disparities that contribute to this issue.

The event will start with a networking hour from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center. Attendees can enjoy a light breakfast while connecting and collaborating.

The centerpiece of the event will be a panel discussion starting at 10:00 a.m., featuring the following experts:

  • Thomas Stratton, MD, FAAFP, Chair, Health Committee, NAACP Evansville Branch
  • Lynn Herr, RN, BSN, CPN, Director, Clinical & Outreach Division for the Vanderburgh County Health Department
  • LaRissa Madison, MSN-Ed, RN, IBCLC, RLC, Deaconess Health - The Women's Hospital
  • Trinisia Brooks, EdD, Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation

The panelists will bring their diverse perspectives and expertise, offering insights into the root causes of infant mortality disparities and potential solutions.

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