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Expert Advice: How Can Healthcare Providers Better Support Black Mothers?
Associate Professor Dr. Marva Lewis provides her expertise to HealthWorksCollective on how healthcare providers can better support Black mothers.
“Any conversation designed to increase the odds that Black women receive fair treatment in medical settings must recognize the power of modern day structural racism. A legacy of the historic trauma of slavery, this toxic invisible, social virus, provides the faceless foundation of racial disparities the economic, education, psychosocial and emotional health of Black women, their children and families. In 2016 the American Psychological Association identified racial discrimination as an unrecognized source of toxic stress and mental distress.”