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PSC Brownbag Series: Equity and the ACA’s impact on Indigenous birth givers

Danielle Gartner
Monday, January 29, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM
1430 Institute For Social Research Map
The PSC Brown Bag Series runs live and on Zoom this year, Mondays from noon to 1.

Speaker: Danielle Gartner

Seminar Date: 1/29/24

Equity and the ACA’s impact on Indigenous birth givers

Indigenous birth givers bear a disproportionate burden of poor pregnancy outcomes (e.g., preterm birth, hypertensive disorders, gestational diabetes mellitus, severe maternal morbidity, and maternal and infant mortality) that disrupt birth ceremonies and portend future health concerns experienced by children, mothers, families, and communities. Indigenous birth givers also often hold citizenship in sovereign Nations with whom the US has agreements of fiduciary responsibility. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a complex set of policies that have demonstrated positive impact on perinatal health. Unfortunately, conversations to repeal the ACA are ongoing and often do not include the specific needs or contexts of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) peoples. Because the ACA included several AIAN-specific provisions, there is opportunity for differential impact and ultimately, the potential to reduce health inequities between AIAN and white birth givers. In partnership with an advisory board of Indigenous health services and policy experts, this project combines qualitative and quantitative research analyzing national datasets and interviews with expert consultants to provide understanding of how to make federal health policy work equitably for Indigenous birth givers in the US.

Danielle R. Gartner (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) is a mother, sister, daughter, auntie, and relative. As an academic, she identifies as a population health scientist whose work recognizes and supports Indigenous self-determination, sovereignty, and resurgence. Dr. Gartner’s projects have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University.

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Building: Institute For Social Research
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Tags: Economics, Native American, Public Health, Social Sciences, Sociology, Women's Studies
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