Announcing our next speaker for our Sept. 29 maternal health workshop, Hakima Payne!
Hakima Tafunzi Payne is the founder and Executive Director of Uzazi Village, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating disparities in maternal and infant health in African American communities. With’ a Bachelors in Nursing and a Master’s in Nursing Education, Ms. Payne is the creator of the Village Doula Program (a community-based home visiting and perinatal doula program for pregnant individuals), Chocolate Milk Café, (a breastfeeding support group for Black families), the Village Circle, an Afro-centric group prenatal care model, and Culturally Congruent Care (an anti-racist medical education curriculum). She speaks nationally on the topics of Black maternal and infant health. Ms. Payne works tirelessly to make birth safer, the village healthier, and to promote anti-racist care models for African American families. She is the subject of two documentaries, “Sister Doula” and “Pregnancy and Prejudice”. Ms. Payne resides in Kansas City, Missouri.
Please join us in person in Ms. Payne’s hometown of Kansas City , or virtually, on Friday, Sept. 29 for our 2023 Enhancing Community Resilience to Improve Maternal Health Workshop!