Philanthropy and Black Maternal Mortality

About This Episode

Our podcast discusses the role of philanthropy in responding to black maternal and infant mortality. We interviewed Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative. In the interview, we discuss what motivated her to start an organization dedicated to addressing this challenge, whether or not philanthropy can close this gap, and the importance of imagination for creating a just world. At the end of the podcast, Dr. Joia gives us her thoughts on philanthropy in the age COVID-19.

To learn more about Dr. Joia Crear-Perry and the National Birth Equity Collaborative, visit:

Dr. Joia Crear-Perry
Dr. Megan Ming-Francis

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Hillary Anderson

is a first-year Master in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Center for Public Leadership Fellow for Serving African-American Communities

Karla Magana Figueroa

is an MBA/MPP Candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Dr. Onyeka Otugo

is a second-year Harvard Kennedy School Master in Public Administration student and Emergency Medicine doctor with an interest in health policy.

Josue Chavarin

is pursuing a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration degree at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Center for Public Leadership Fellow for Serving African-American Communities.