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April 29, 2022
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(BPRW) CBCF's "Policy for the People" Virtual Summit set for May 12

(Black PR Wire) The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) “Policy for the People” Virtual Summit Series is back for an exciting two-part Health Equity Summit on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 11 AM to 3 PM ET. This event is complimentary.

Join us as we discuss equitable health resources in maternal care and address chronic illness issues like heart disease that are disproportionately impacting Black communities. These sessions will feature subject-matter experts, community and business leaders, and the Congressional Black Caucus members.

Between each session, we encourage you to stay in the virtual platform to network with like-minded event attendees and engage with us on social media.

Session One: Black Maternal Health Global to Local

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM ET

While low resource countries face barriers that impede access to quality care, developed countries throughout the diaspora also have records of preventable Black maternal mortality and poor Black maternal health. Globally, an estimated 810 women die each day due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, according to World Health Organization reports. In this panel, thought leaders and medical professionals discuss the cultural and societal contributors to poor Black maternal health in the U.S. and abroad.

Session Two: Heavy Heart: The Impact of Heart Disease on Black Communities 

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 2 PM – 3 PM ET

According to recent data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), African Americans ages 18-49 are 2 times as likely to die from heart disease than whites. Heart disease is the leading cause of death across demographics in the United States. But this disease disproportionately impacts African American communities. In this session, we will discuss cardiology in Black patients, methods of reducing risk, and spread awareness about socioeconomic risk factors increasing susceptibility to heart disease.

CBCF Research and Publications:

Black Health and Wealth: Understanding the Intricate Linkages between Income, Health, and Wealth for African Americans, click here