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Public Health Professor Advocates for Black Maternal Health

Dr. Marian Evans, associate professor of public health, spoke with NBC Connecticut on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, about raising awareness for the issues surrounding Black maternal health, including breastfeeding. 

Black Maternal Health Week, which falls on April 11 to 17, is recognized annually to bring attention and action to improving Black maternal health. Click here to watch the full story.

“There is this excitement, this advocacy, this movement around Black maternal health,” Evans told NBC Connecticut. “Having someone there that they can ask questions, that they can feel like they can trust that can give them reliable information [is important].”

Evans recently authored a study “Listen to the Whispers before They Become Screams: Addressing Black Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States.”

Click here to learn more about Southern’s Department of Public Health in the College of Health and Human Services.


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