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Inclusion Academy – Dimensions of Diversity: Infant mortality for Black/ African American women

December 15, 2022, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew on the continual trend of infant mortality for black mothers and birthing people in U.S. The presentation will explore the root cause of black mortality and discuss effective collaborative intervention to reduce black infant death.
 Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew. Dr. Larkins-Pettigrew is a Physician Healthcare Strategist and Obstetrician/Gynecologist focused on developing medical models and programming that enhance community engagement, equity, diversity and inclusion. She is an institutional consultant and public speaker.

Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, MEd, MPPM, FACOG, is the Senior Vice President and the Enterprise Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Allegheny Health Network / Highmark Health. As a published author, (The Colors of My Heart: Embracing My Blackness Through History, Family, Fear and Faith) and a professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Drexel University, she cares for women in her general OB/GYN practice, with a special interest in providing care for women living with HIV and those in low- to middle-resource communities. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her robust career and contributions as a sustainable and transformational change agent utilizing the Pillars of Internal Transformational Equity, a model created by Larkins-Pettigrew, LLC. Her work in DEI highlights the root causes and potential solutions to disparity gaps in health, wealth and medical practice patterns.  She has been featured as a speaker and consultant, including appearances on CNN, MSNBC and several media outlets locally, across the United States and abroad. As the founder and President of JustWONDOOR, a global health 501c non-profit specialty training organization, Dr. Pettigrew’s voice encompasses and explores the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, social and economic status, age, physical ability, religion and experience from both a local and international perspective.   She is also a proud Navy veteran holding the rank of lieutenant commander.

The following credits have been approved for this webinar session:
• AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ – 1 Credit(s)
• PSNA – 1 Credit(s)

This session will be recorded, and participation constitutes consent to be recorded.

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December 15, 2022
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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