Black Maternal Health Week

City of Columbia to Host First “Mom’s Market” Health Fair in Observance of Black Maternal Health Week

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(Columbia, SC) – In recognition of Black Maternal Health Week, the City of Columbia is set to host its inaugural “Mom’s Market” Health Fair, dedicated to raising awareness about the disparities in maternal mortality rates among black women, particularly in South Carolina. The event aims to provide vital support and resources for mothers, families, and babies, covering prenatal planning, pregnancy, and the postpartum period.

Councilwoman Aditi Bussells is spearheading this crucial initiative, emphasizing the pressing need to address the disproportionate burden faced by black women in maternal health outcomes. Bussells underscores the importance of community engagement and education in combatting this issue.

Scheduled for Saturday, April 6, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, the event will take place at the Drew R. Wellness Center, located at 2101 Walker Solomon Way.

The Mom’s Market will feature a lineup of esteemed speakers and panelists, including DajaStar, Yadri Goodwin, Kim Smith, and moderated by Rho Sims, Founder of the Black Mental Health Collective. Panelists will include Latoya Lindsey, JaMel Morant, Dequena Niles, Tanya Ambrose, Kyra Ledwell, and Karen Nolen, who will share insights and expertise on maternal health, mental well-being, and community support.

The fair will host various vendors specializing in mental health, loss support, community birthing advocacy, and nutrition, offering attendees access to essential resources and information. Additionally, experts in maternal health rights will be available to provide guidance and support.

Councilwoman Bussells urges all interested individuals to register for the health fair via the provided link. Furthermore, she encourages the community to explore additional events and resources offered throughout Black Maternal Health Week by visiting Columbia Black Maternal Health Week’s official website.

For more information and to register for the health fair, please visit: Register

To learn more about all Black Maternal Health Week events, visit: Columbia Black Maternal Health Week

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