Caring For Our Queens

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Date(s) - 04/14/2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


To honor Black Maternal Health Week, the Alaska Black Caucus Health Committee contacted healthcare providers, OB-GYN specialists, and Doulas in Alaska to host a panel discussion on this critical topic. This conversation will be moderated by the ABC Health Committee.
  1. Dr. Aderonke “Ade” Akindipe, DNP, MBA MSN, APRN, FNP-C, WCC – Family Nurse Practitioner
  2. Crystal Ashley, Registered Nurse
  3. Dorothy Hale-Andrews, Certified Medical Assistant, Delivery Technician
  4. Tynicha Roberts, Doula – I KAN Doula- Maternal Birthing Specialist
Black Maternal Health Week is an observed event held from April 11th to 17th. Recognized in the United States as National Minority Health Month, April is dedicated to promoting health equity among all racial and ethnic groups. Additionally, global organizations advocate for April 11th to be acknowledged by the United Nations as the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights in the fight against global maternal mortality. The national campaign and activities of Black Maternal Health Week aim to amplify the voices of Black mothers while centering the values and traditions of reproductive and birth justice movements. Rooted in human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks, these activities strive for greater awareness and action on maternal health issues.