Welcoming African-American Women into Your Practice

Lactation consultant and certified nurse educator Sherry L. Payne is:

  • founder of Uzazi Village, a nonprofit dedicated to decreasing health disparities in the urban core
  • owner of Perinatal ReSource, an education, training, and consultancy
  • editor for Clinical Lactation Journal
  • on the board of the Coalition to Improve Maternity Services (CIMS)
  • on her local board of Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR)
  • presenter nationally on perinatal and nursing education issues
  • the 2013 recipient of the Medela Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence for her advocacy work on behalf of African-American mothers.

She plans to open an urban prenatal clinic and birth center upon completion of her midwifery studies, aims to increase the number of midwives of color and improve lactation rates in the African-American community through investigative research and the application of evidence-based clinical practice and innovation in community-based care.

The webinar’s objectives

The learner will be able to:

  • Define white privilege, medical apartheid, and antiracism
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of culture and class
  • Explain the role of an ‘ally’.
  • List 3 strategies for engaging clients in dialog.
  • Name 2 possible strategies for cultural change

See too: Uncovering the Power of #BLCKBFG

Understanding Inequality in Lactation Management