2021 Health Equity Series


“HER Birth Rights and Fourth Trimester Mommy and Newborn Care”
June 3rd, 2021 @ 5 PM – 7 PM

Featuring Keynote: Dr. Margaret Pettigrew, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Diversity Officer for Allegheny Health Network /Highmark

“Myths, Pregnancy, and Pandemic Success”

February 4th, 2021 @ 5 – 7 PM

Featuring Keynote: Charles Johnson, 4Kira4Moms
Special Guests: Cynthia Jacinthe, Jamila Pleas, Rachel Poerschke

“Anxiety, Stress, and Work-Life Balance for Pregnant Women”
April 17th, 2021 @ 10 AM – 12 PM 

Featuring Keynote: Steven D’Achille, The Alexis Joy Foundation

On Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, the PBGH Health & Business Institute in conjunction with the Highmark Foundation, will host a free, public webinar series aimed at driving awareness of the acute racial divide in the care pregnant black women receive in our region compared to white women and the impact that chasm has on maternal and newborn death in black and brown communities.

Based off of the findings of the City of Pittsburgh’s 2019 Gender Equity Committee Report, this 3-part series will dive deep into the implications, realities and repercussions of health inequality here in Pittsburgh and around the country.

Keynote Speakers

Charles JohnsonFounder

Steven D’Achille, Founder
The Alexis Joy Foundation

Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Diversity Officer (CCDO)
Allegheny Health Network /Highmark