Racial Injustice: A Perspective on Local Health Inequities

Led by the Racial Justice Committee

Join us as we welcome Dr. Sara Shields as our speaker.  She will reflect on her work addressing the issues of infant mortality, and race based health inequities in the Worcester community.  We gather to learn, to gain understanding, and to be moved to action.

Sara Shields, MD, MS, is a professor of family medicine at UMass Medical School and a family physician since 1995 at the Family Health Center of Worcester, one of the city’s two community health centers.  Her clinical practice includes prenatal care, labor and delivery, and newborn/infant care.  She is chair of the Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative, a local coalition seeking to reduce infant mortality in the city of Worcester.