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“A generation of unconscious bias ignoring the voice of the underserved can affect generations to come. We can’t impact how everyone sees us, but through education and advocacy we can make an impact. That way we’re not just seen – we are heard.”  -Katrina Little, nursing lecturer, on addressing maternal mortality rates in communities of color. Photo by Sara Hertwig.

TEDx MSU Denver: The dying mothers, sisters, daughters, friends

WATCH: Nurse Katrina Little reimagines postpartum and newborn care to improve the high maternal mortality rates in the U.S. for African American women.

October 24, 2019

By Staff

Metropolitan State University of Denver partnered with TEDx Cherry Creek to present TEDx MSU Denver 2019 on Sept. 12. In the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” RED is broadcasting the big ideas MSU Denver thought leaders shared.

Here, veteran nurse and MSU Denver Department of Nursing Lecturer Katrina Little discusses how the solution to high maternal mortality rates in the U.S. for African American women will be a win for all women. That solution requires a reimagining of our health care system to eliminate unconscious bias and listen to the voices of women of color in distress while creating a bridge of care from the hospital to the home that makes postpartum and newborn home-health care the nationwide standard for all women.


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