Tarrant County— 4/20/2023 — The Health Equity Alliance of Tarrant County (HEAL) announces their upcoming educational workshop, “Quality Perinatal Care Through an Equity Lens” on Monday May 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in building RES 114 at the UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth.

The workshop is free, and lunch and CEU credits will be provided. Guest speaker Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MAS, FACOG is the medical director of the Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review for the Louisiana Department of Health and the state’s Perinatal Quality Collaborative. In this role, she leads initiatives to improve birth outcomes for all birthing persons in Louisiana and eliminate the Black-White disparity gap. Dr. Gillispie-Bell has testified before Congress regarding the drivers of maternal mortality, and she was invited to speak at the White House Maternal Health Day of Action. She is also an associate professor and OBGYN section head at Oschner Health in New Orleans. See full bio at https://www.aamchealthjustice.org/our-work/maternal-health-equity/veronica-gillispie-bell-md-mas-facog

“HEAL is very excited to bring Dr. Gillespie-Bell to Fort Worth. We are looking forward to her sharing her extensive experience in perinatal care and health equity with our community,” said Barbara Dunlap, chair of the Health Equity Alliance of Tarrant County.

Register Today for This High-Impact Workshop
Healthcare and public health professionals including physicians, midwives, nurses, doulas, and community health workers, as well as students in healthcare professions, are encouraged to attend. We also welcome community leaders and all community members. Please register to reserve your seat and lunch and receive free parking information at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quality-perinatal-healthcare-through-an-equity-lens-tickets-619375237007

HEAL is a non-profit network of public health experts, local agencies and community leaders united on a mission to save the lives of babies and birthing persons by making racial, economic and health equity a reality for more people across Tarrant County, every day.

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