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Connections: Discussing disparities in Black maternal health and how to eliminate them

According to the New York State Health Foundation in 2018, Black women are 2.3 times more likely than white women to experience potentially life-threatening complications during or after childbirth. What can be done to eliminate the disparity? We talk with medical experts about what the science says, and with State Senator Samra Brouk about proposed legislative solutions. Our guests:

  • Samra Brouk, New York State Senator (D, WF), District 55
  • Twylla Dillion, Ph.D., executive director of HealthConnect One
  • Sherita Bullock, executive director of the Healthy Baby Network

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.