Health Equity Forum

Jeri Lacks, Health Equity Advocate and granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks

February 25, 2021, 12:30p PST

Join the California Black Health Network for a conversation with Jeri Lacks, granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks, followed by an audience Q&A. Learn more about the “real story” of Henrietta Lacks, her contributions to medical research, what the family is doing in honor of her legacy, and what the new Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act of 2019 means for the Black community.

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Dr. Vivian Pinn, Former Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), NIH and women’s health pioneer

March 24, 2021, 12:00p PST

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Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Research Fellow and the Scientific Lead for the Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at NIH

May 21, 2021 at 1p PST 

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ACES and Black Maternal Health

March 20, 2021

The California Black Health Network (CBHN) is hosting an ACES Aware Provider Engagement event for healthcare providers, health professionals, and community service providers on the impact of ACES on Black maternal health. This event is designed to help healthcare professionals recognize that toxic stress and the cumulative experience of racism and sexism can trigger a chain of biological processes, known as weathering, that undermine African American women’s physical and mental health, especially during pregnancy. The long-term physical and psychological can take a toll on individuals and the impact of toxic stress and racism puts African American women at higher risk for a range of medical conditions that threaten their lives and their infants’.

Who should attend: Professionals providing reproductive and perinatal care

What to expect: An interactive medical education experience

Why participate: Understand how: – Toxic stress and trauma impacts maternal health

– To implement ACES and resiliency screening into clinical perinatal care

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Featured Speakers: Dr. Tessa Stecker – Program Director, Kaiser Northern California Community Medicine Fellowships

Dr. Tanisha Silas- Young – Kaiser Vacaville Women’s Health Chief, NSA Kaiser Women’s Health ACE’s Physician Champion

Dr. Melissa Clarke – Clinical Transformation Physician Consultant with 3M Health Information Systems (HIS)