WHAT: Harris County Commissioners Rodney Ellis and Lesley Briones will join Harris County Public Health (HCPH) Executive Director Barbie Robinson to announce a two-day Maternal & Child Health Conference at NRG Center from April 11-12. Themed “Integrating Systems and Reimagining Models of Care,” the conference will provide a unique opportunity and a safe space to analyze the health disparities that birthing persons encounter from gestation, birth, postpartum, and the first two years after childbirth. In Harris County, there are significant health inequities in maternal and infant health outcomes, especially for Black mothers and infants. In response, HCPH has developed the Maternity and Child Health Program and the Black Maternal Health Cohort. The Maternity and Child Health program was established to reduce risks and empower families to build healthier families through care coordination to vital health, wellness and social services. The conference takes place during Black Maternal Health Week, which is recognized each year from April 11-17 to bring awareness to Black maternal health.
WHEN: 10:45 a.m. Monday, April 10
WHO: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones
HCPH Executive Director Barbie Robinson
WHERE: Julia C. Hester House (in front of the “The Streams Crosses the Path” mural), 2020 Solo St., Houston, 77020