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February 2021

Building Perinatal Support Professionals Interest Meeting

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Interested in joining Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia's third BPSP cohort? Come listen in on this interest meeting, and we'll tell you an overview of the program, application requirements, and DONA process. BPSP Application Form Here are the topics which will be presented: HMHBGA's mission and values Overview of classes, expectations, deadlines Application requirements COVID-19 safety precautions and related changes to trainings/program Requirements for birth doula certification Q&A You will be able to post additional questions in the…

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2021 Legislative Event: Advocacy in a Virtual World & Beyond

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual GA United States + Google Map

HMHBGA, ​in partnership with the March of Dimes, will hold a​n educational session (via Zoom) on how to advocate for maternal and infant health policies in a virtual age. Things may look different this year and we want to make sure advocates' voices are being heard! Attendees will be equipped with the tools to uplift policy priorities that are important to them throughout the session. You will also hear from legislators (pre-recorded) describing how they ​plan to address maternal and…

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Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care in the Maternal Health Field and Delivery Rooms

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a one-hour webinar as Sarah Gormley(Community Health Worker with Atlanta Birth Center) facilitates a healthcare professional-focused workshop on trauma-informed care. The webinar's objectives are the following: 1. Define trauma and trauma-informed care in the perinatal context 2. Understand effects of trauma on the physiological process of childbirth 3. Recognize birth-specific common reactions to trauma 4. List strategies for integrating trauma-informed care into clinical practice Those who attend and complete post-webinar evaluation are eligible for a 1 hour…

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March 2021

Webinar: Education for Women’s Health: Making Strong Recommendation for Vaccines in Healthcare Practices

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a one-hour webinar as Carol Hayes (CNM, MN, MPH, FACNM) facilitates a healthcare professional-focused workshop on immunizations in the maternal health field. Educating Physicians In their Communities (EPIC®) was launched in 2000 to provide private physicians with free, quality immunization education. The program ensures the availability of current requirements and recommendations to the ever-increasing number of immunizations. The mission of EPIC® is to improve the health of children, adolescents, and adults through practical, community-based, quality medical education…

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April 2021

2021 Inspiring Mothers of Georgia Awards Luncheon – VIRTUAL

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual GA United States + Google Map
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Chestfeeding 101: An Overview of Lactation Concerns for Nonbinary People

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a one-hour webinar as Jacob Englesman facilitates a healthcare professional-focused workshop on Chestfeeding! The webinar's objectives are the following: -You will be able to define terms related to transgender support and identify gender neutral language. -You will recognize different steps may take when they decide to transition and how these steps affect milk production. -You will be able to apply inclusive language to your notation and intake forms. -You will be able to recall ways to make…

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May 2021

Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy Webinar

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an one-hour webinar as Judy Layden, BSN, RNC-EFM leads a workshop on Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy (IPV). This workshop will explore what IPV is and how it can cause adverse effects on an individual and their baby. Register For Free!

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June 2021

Birthing Justice for Healthcare Providers Webinar

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a one-hour webinar as Khye Tyson facilitates a healthcare professional-focused workshop on Birth Justice in Healthcare Providers! The webinar's objectives are: a) Connect the history of racialized medical care in this country to current maternal mortality crisis b) Examine the contexts of common practices in birthwork and the harms done to Black and Indigenous people c) Design actionable steps to tangibly center birth justice in their business Register Here

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August 2021

2022 Advocacy Stakeholder Planning Meeting

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us on August 13, 2021 from 10 AM to 12 PM as we plan out our 2022 Advocacy Agenda to improve maternal and child health in Georgia. This event is open to all HMHBGA members in good standing, organizational partners, and invited stakeholders. The meeting will take place via Zoom video conference. Anyone is welcome to become an HMHBGA member by signing up here. Not sure if your membership is active? Email us at AGENDA: I. 2021 Legislative…

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September 2021

WPA Webinar

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join HMHBGA, 9to5, and A Better Balance for a discussion on how to improve workplace accommodations for pregnant and nursing moms, including the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act. We will discuss: • reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant and postpartum mothers • barriers to employment opportunities such as lack of reasonable accommodations • and more About 70% of Georgia women of child-bearing age are in the workforce. Yet, there are no state-level laws in Georgia that guide workplace accommodations for employees during…

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