Join APPPAH Mondays in August to celebrate the Black Heartbeat Series. The Black Heartbeat series steps into the world of the BIPOC community. Each week we will hear from black maternal health leaders and birth workers, who are devoted to shifting the narrative and implementing long-lasting change in the Black community. We look forward to you joining us as we explore the history of black maternal health, the maternal health challenges they face, their resilience and how we can continue to raise awareness and effectively support this community.
Knowledge Builds Connections & Community Trust
The presentation will take a look at how community involvement in addressing Infant and Maternal Mortality is imperative to changing the outcomes that adversely affect the black community.
Kay Matthews, LCHW
Kay Matthews is a Licensed Community Health Worker, Motivator, Advocate and Mental Health & Wellness Advisor. Kay Matthews lives in Houston Texas and is the Founder of The Shades of Blue Project which addresses cultural barriers in maternal mental health and servicing minority women experiencing maternal mental health complications. She has also received numerous awards from both her community and her peers, and sits on the Board and is Partners with several National organizations. Kay is now actively teaching and speaking to women of all ages to help them better understand how important it is to advocate for themselves before during and after childbirth.