Black women and birthing people in Oklahoma are much more likely to experience pregnancy-related complications than any other group in the state.
Black Oklahomans are 50% more likely than white Oklahomans to die from maternity-related complications. Black babies in Oklahoma are almost 2.5 times more likely than white babies to die before their first birthday.
Join The Frontier and a panel of guests for a virtual discussion with information and resources that families can use to empower themselves to improve health outcomes for themselves and their babies.
LaBrisa Williams — executive director of the Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative
Marnie Jackson — mother, maternal health advocate
Dr. Syeachia Dennis — assistant dean for equity and community engagement and associate professor at OU-TU School of Community Medicine
Jacqueline Blocker — data & policy director at the Take Control Initiative
This project received support from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 National Fellowship.