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Policy Leaders in Conversation during #BMHW22, ft. VP Kamala Harris

April 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

The 57th Meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH) will provide a forum for ACRWH members to give advice and make recommendations on priority issues affecting women’s health and sex differences research.

On Wednesday, April 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM ET, join the nation’s top policymakers, experts, and advocates who are leading the fight to end the maternal mortality crisis among Black women in the United States.

The event, which falls during the fifth anniversary of Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), will feature a keynote address from Vice President Kamala Harris, along with remarks and panel discussions featuring Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Rep. Alma Adams, Rep. Lauren Underwood, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Sen. Cory Booker, and others.

The BMHW campaign, founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, is a week of awareness, activism, and community building intended to deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the United States. Presented by The Century Foundation, Black Mamas Matter Alliance, and National Birth Equity Collaborative, in collaboration with the Black Maternal Health Caucus.

  • Keynote: Kamala Harris, vice president of the United States
  • Featuring: Dr. Jamila Taylor, director of health care reform and senior fellow at The Century Foundation
  • Introductory Remarks: Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14)
  • Panel I: Moderator: Angela Doyinsola Aina, MPH, co-founder and executive director, Black Mamas Matter Alliance. Speakers: Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07)
  • Panel II: Moderator: Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, founder and president, National Birth Equity Collaborative. Speakers Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14).
  • Closing Remarks: Secretary Xavier Becerra, US Department of Health and Human Services and Mark Zuckerman, president, The Century Foundation