A Path to Reproductive Justice: Research, Practice and Policies

Webinar //


Jul 14 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST



Presentation slides (PDF): Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Elizabeth Howell, Joia-Crear Perry

Webinar transcript (PDF)

The second webinar in APHA's Advancing Racial Equity series covered reproductive racial disparities. Presenters:

  • Provided context of racism in reproductive care across multiple impacted groups;
  • Shared current advocacy approaches to advancing reproductive health equity; and
  • Highlighted current federal legislation that addresses the barriers to achieving reproductive justice.

Regina Davis Moss, Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Elizabeth Howell, Joia Crear-Perry, Lauren Underwood, Monica McLemore


  • APHA Associate Executive Director Regina Davis Moss, PhD, MPH, MCHES 


  • Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, CHES, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP, Professor in the Departments of Population Health Science & Policy and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Joia Adele Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG, Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill.


  • Monica R. McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco

The panel discussion was followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience. The webinar was recorded will be available for on-demand viewing on APHA’s website within a week of the live event.


The Birth Equity Agenda: A Blueprint for Reproductive Health and Wellbeing (National Birth Equity Collaborative)

We encourage you to view webinars from the 2015 series The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation. Check out other APHA racism and health resources, including our popular book, Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional.

Questions? Contact the APHA Public Health Policy Center.