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Empowering Black Mothers through Education – Free community event presented by Highmark Foundation

April 14, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Black Maternal Health Week is April 11–17

Keynote Presentation

2–3 p.m.
Digital/IMAX Theater

Black women are two to three times more likely to die during or after pregnancy than white women, and nearly half of all pregnancy-related deaths are caused by heart disease. Join Dr. Rachel Bond for a crucial discussion on the importance of maternal heart health through education, prevention and early detection.


Rachel Bond, MD, FACC
Cardiologist, Women’s Heart Health Program Dignity Health

Presented by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Educational Sessions

3–4 p.m.
Kunkel Lobby

If you are a Black woman who is currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant, join us for informative, expert-led roundtable sessions that will empower you through education.


  • The “fourth” trimester
  • Role of certified nurse-midwifery care in pregnancy
  • Early warning signs education that enhances maternal outcomes
  • Reproductive autonomy and tools for reproductive planning
  • Integrating doula support to empower patients

Art exhibition on Black maternal health • refreshments • giveaways • parking vouchers


Must register to attend. Register online or call 717-531-0003, x280271.

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Encourage a friend to register and join you.


April 14
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
222 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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