MSU College of Nursing Hosts a CME Virtual Event: Aftershock, A dialogue on black maternal and infant mortality

AFTERSHOCK: A Dialogue on Black Maternal and Infant Mortality 


CME Event, Hosted by the MSU College of Nursing 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

Free and Virtual 

The film Aftershock serves as the catalyst for discussion and educational content in this session of the Health Equity Film Series. The film cannot be broadcast via ZOOM due to licensing restrictions, so participants are encouraged to view it independently in advance. Methods for viewing will be shared upon registration, along with other resources available for reference to help guide learning.

This session will offer discussion that guides registered nurses, advanced practice providers, and other healthcare workers to:

1. Explain how bias and disregard for Black birthing patients’ pain contribute to increased maternal mortality for Black women.
2. Discuss how lack of funding, social determinants, and inequitable access to resources and healthcare impact underrepresented communities, especially for Black maternal health patients.
3. Describe how medical racism impacts the quality of care Black birthing mothers experience in healthcare settings.
4. Identify tools to advocate and amplify Black women’s voices when medical bias is present.
5. Identify additional birthing options that support Black mothers in the birthing process.

Register and complete to earn 1.0 nursing contact hour. 

Click here for the full flyer. To register, visit