Social Determinants of Grief: The Impact of Black Infant Loss

This webinar is hosted by NICHQ on behalf of Baby's 1st Network. 

Understanding African American grief requires taking a long look at the historical and contemporary experiences around the issues of death. But troublingly, there is very little research conducted on on Black grief and its connection to racism and the social injustices connected to it.

Understanding the impact of systemic racism and its influence on how a person reacts to loss sets the stage for addressing how best to support communities that are disproportionately affected by infant death.

This webinar will offer insight on how some women of color deal with compounded loss and trauma. Participants will walk away with an opportunity to gain additional knowledge on how to best serve communities of color affected by infant loss. 

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About the speakers

Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA: Dr. Scott has spent the past 30 years designing and implementing programs to address health disparities in under-resourced communities. In 2016, she founded the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center, an organization with a mission to empower the world’s communities to achieve equity in infant survival. She is also the executive director of Baby's 1st Network and is a Senior Director at NICHQ, where she works on multiple initiatives, including co-directing the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network.