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Black Maternal Health Week | April 10 - 21

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The Black Maternal Health Crisis and the Importance of Birth Work

Sunday, April 10, 4:45 - 7 p.m.

Location: The Change Center - 203 Harriet Tubman Street

Registration required. Maximum capacity: 50

The Black Maternal Health Crisis and the role birth workers play in improving birth outcomes for Black women and babies. We will hear from Ms. Wanda Irving, mother of Dr. Shalon Irving, a CDC epidemiologist and lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who died shortly after giving birth. We will then have a panel discussion focused on how birth workers can improve birth outcomes for Black women and babies.

**Overflow parking available at the warehouses next door**

Hosted by: Your host, Eva K, owner of “Break Bread with E YouTube channel”

Panelists include:

Porsche Williams, owner of Soul Sisters Wellness and Beauty and co-founder of The Knoxville Black Doula Collective

Ty Roberts, owner of Gennisi Birth Services and executive director of Gennisi Charitable Birth Services

Alexis Alsup, owner of Empowered Doula Services and co-founder of The Knoxville Black Doula Collective

Jodie Simms-MacLeod, director of University Midwives

Brandee Summey, minority outreach specialist/Doula parent.

To register, scan the QR code below or go online to:

https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/F07d7uV

Amplifying the Voices of Black Mamas and Babies:

Taste & Paint Event

Wednesday, April 13, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Frieson Black Cultural Center (UT campus; 1800 Melrose Ave.)

Registration required. Maximum capacity: 50

This event is being hosted to cultivate community and creative expression to amplify the voices of Black mothers and babies. The event will be a Taste & Paint (featuring food from local Blackowned businesses) and a celebratory candlelight vigil to honor Black mothers and babies whom we’ve lost.

To register, scan the QR code below or go online to:

https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/siL2BJj

**Parking available at the G-17 garage on Terrace St.**

Historical, Cultural, and Medical Perspectives on Black Maternal Health

Thursday, April 21, 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: UT Student Union, room 326B, 1502 Cumberland Ave.

Open to the public

This conversation will offer historical, cultural, and medical perspectives on Black maternal health from academics and professionals from the University of Tennessee and the Knox County Health Department.

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please Note:

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.
On the third Wednesday of every month, KCHD clinics (Women's Health, COE, CDC, Dental, TIC, Immunizations, COVID clinic and West) are closed in the morning for staff clinical education. On these days, the main location will open at 10 a.m. and the West Clinic will open at 10:30 a.m.
*All other offices will open at 8 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

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