Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Laura Dwire 
St. Joseph Community Health Foundation  

Prenatal & Infant Care Network

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Thursday, August 13, 2020


Zoom Video Conference

Implicit Bias Training to Address Infant and Pregnancy-Related Mortality 

Beginning in August, the St. Joe Foundation will offer specialized training through the Prenatal & Infant Care Network to help local professionals and caregivers identify "implicit bias" patterns that research indicates is a significant cause in the death of many Black and Hispanic infants and mothers. In 2018, Black infants in northeast Indiana were 2.2 times more likely to die before their first birthday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). Furthermore, ISDH also reported that Black mothers had the highest rate of pregnancy-related mortality at 37.0 deaths per 100,000 live births in Indiana for 2012-2016, compared to the national rate of 16.9.
 The training events include local professionals, and Courageous Living co-founders, Janell and Aaron Lane, facilitating a workshop on "Race and Cultural Learning for Care Providers". The Lanes will explore how to best address critical conversations and challenging experiences regarding implicit bias on race. Participation will be limited, with one workshop online and one workshop in-person at a COVID-safe location.
Scholarships to participate in the March of Dimes's Breaking Through Bias in Maternity Care,“ self-paced, online training will also be provided by the St. Joe Foundation. This training includes statistics and studies, history and stereotypes, strategies, and tool kits to address biases in organizations. Online learning includes learning checks and exercises to educate and inform learners of the two known Maternal and Infant Health stats; deaths are preventable, and everyone has implicit biases.
A preview of these training opportunities will be offered through a webinar on Thursday, August 13 at 11:30 AM. Arianne Graham, Senior Director, Business Production and Development, for March of Dimes, and Janell Lane, co-Founder of Courageous Living, will each provide an overview of their training events to assist individuals in identifying appropriate training.
Join the PIC Network Newsletter list or check the website for more details on these training events.
Aaron and Janell Lane, Courageous Living
Arianne Graham, March of Dimes
For more information contact:
Laura Dwire 
St. Joseph Community Health Foundation  

For More information about the Prenatal and Infant Care Network and to access materials from previous luncheons CLICK HERE.