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Solving the Crisis in Black Women’s Maternal Health – Jamil Norman PhD RN CNE

Jamil Norman, PhD RN CNE, is the Associate Dean of the BSN nursing program at Walden University.  She is also a researcher in Black Women’s Maternal Health.  Maternal death rates among African American women (during pregnancy and post-partum) are three times that of White Women.

In this in-depth interview we explore 1) fundamentals of the Crisis, 2) Motivations for Change, and 3) Educating both Moms and health professionals to reduce maternal death rates and greatly improve health outcomes for both Moms and Babies.

Dr. Norman is participating in Black Maternal Health Week with informative lectures, group discussions, and audience participation at this link:

Segment 1: Today's Challenges in Black Maternal Health

Dr. Norman describes in detail the CRISIS in Black Maternal Healthcare, detailing death rates for Moms and newborns,  communications difficulties with health professionals, and the importance for Moms making sure their concerns are heard! 

Segment 2 - Motivations for Change

Dr. Norman describes her path toward interest in Black Maternal Health and the importance of doing research for causes in health disparities and poor outcomes for Moms and Babies.

Segment 3 - Education for Change

Dr. Norman outlines the “Improving Health Outcomes for Black Mothers and Their Babies” collaboration being offered to health professionals and the public both online and live at Walden University.

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Associate Dean of the BSN Program at Walden University | | Website | + more

Jamil Norman, PhD RN CNE is the Associate Dean of the BSN Program at Walden University. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and has over twenty years of experience as a registered nurse and over fifteen years in higher education. Throughout her career, Dr. Norman has served as an agent of social change in the roles of educator, researcher, and mentor. Currently she serves as a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Network. As a nurse researcher, Dr. Norman works to advance the body of evidence in pregnancy-related health disparities among African American women