The Centre for Maternal and Child Health at the School of Health Science, City, University of London welcomes Kai Holder to discuss findings from a maternal health focused podcast series created for pregnant and postpartum BIPOC individuals as part of the research seminar series.
Background: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) face complex and unique healthcare barriers, which are especially significant in the context of prenatal and postpartum care.
Unfortunately, there are few educational resources that are tailored for BIPOC pregnant and birthing persons. Podcasting is a nontraditional media format that has emerged as an effective communication tool to reach BIPOC patients and has the potential to enhance patient engagement on healthcare topics.
Our team utilized podcasts in the form of a Maternal Health-focused limited series as an innovative form of media to detail inequities within the current healthcare system that affect BIPOC pregnant and birthing individuals and to also provide information about resource referrals, advocacy, and methods for birthing individuals to confront these inequities and to assist healthcare providers better address these disparities in their clinical practices.
Journal article: Edition 34 – Lessons Learned From a Maternal Health-Focused Podcast Mini-Series Created for Pregnant and Postpartum Black, Indigenous, and People of Color - HPHR Journal.
About the speaker
Kai Holder is a second year medical and public health dual degree student at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Prior to her graduate studies, Kai received a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Before entering medical school, she worked as a community health worker for BIPOC pregnant and birthing individuals. Her research interests include maternal-child health and equitable patient communication.
Light lunch will be provided.
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