Come to the Well 

Episode 1: 

It’s Black Maternal Health Week 2021 and the inaugural episode of the “Come to the Well” podcast! BHS Deputy Director, Maxine Reed-Vance, chats with National Birth Equity Collaborative founder, Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, about their work in maternal and child health, current events and developments around Black maternal health, and how we can fill in the maternity care gaps within our own communities.

**Here are some key episode mentions and resources**

1. The White House Roundtable on Black Maternal Health, hosted by VP Kamala Harris

2. Merck for Mothers Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative

3. Maryland Maternal Health Innovation Program (MDMOM)

4. The fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by Minnesota police officer, Kim Potter. Donations to The Daunte Wright Sr. Memorial Fund can be made via GoFundMe

You can find our guest, Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, on social media at: @doccrearperry (Instagram), @birthequity (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), and

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