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MPH student organizes event for Black Maternal Health Week


MPH student Brittany Rosette-Jones helped organize a “Taste and Paint” event last month in honor Black Maternal Health Week

The event, which took place at the University of Tennessee’s Multicultural Center included gave African American mothers a chance to express themselves with creative activities.  It also included a candlelight vigil to honor those mothers and babies who have lost their lives.

According to the CDC, African American women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy related complications than white women.  Economic status seems to have little impact on the statistics.

The event was reported on by WBIR, Knoxville’s NBC affiliate.  Your can view the video here.

Brittany is a student in the community health education concentration of the MPH program.