Alabama Black Midwives Conference

The Alabama Birth Equity Committee and Shafia Monroe Consulting are hosting the AL Black Midwives Conference on May 20th & 21st, 2022, in Tuscaloosa, AL. The purpose of this conference is to celebrate, educate, and discuss the passage of HB 315 which authorized midwives to practice community birth in Alabama. The passing of this bill established the regulation of licensed midwives in Alabama, meaning that Alabamian families would have expanded perinatal care options and increased access to the midwifery model ofcare. The midwifery model of care has been shown to…

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Black Maternal Health Momnibus Addresses Maternal Health Inequality Among African-American Women

Black Maternal Health Momnibus addresses maternal health inequality among African-American women.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births (the pregnancy-related mortality ratio or PRMR) for black and AI/AN women older than 30 was four to five times as high as it was for white women. The death of a young black mother brings attention to the issue of racial health disparities She went to the hospital to have her baby. Now her husband is raising two kids alone C-section death: Grieving…

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Healthy Habits for Strengthening Your Immune System

Healthy Habits for Strengthening Your Immune System The Coronavirus pandemic has helped place an emphasis on taking care of one’s immune system. A strong immune system puts us in a greater position to fight illnesses. With that Rona flying around in the atmosphere we need all the help we can get.Our immune system is comprised of five parts, white blood cells, antibodies, the complement system, the lymphatic system, the spleen, the thymus, and the bone marrow. There are several immune strengthening habits that one can incorporate into their daily routines.…

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act -Info Graph

The Coronavirus Pandemic has shaken America to its core. On Friday, March 28th, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law. So, what exactly does that mean for Americans? For a complete breakdown of the bill Visit Congress.gov.  For the status of the tax rebate, visit IRS.GOV. Keep checking the website periodically for updates. For Government backed student loans, check with your loan servicer for payment deferment. For Coronoavirus updates visit CDC.GOV Prevent the Coronavirus in Seven Steps This virus has helped to bring great…

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