HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford HealthCare is committed to addressing maternal health disparities to ensure that every woman, regardless of race, feels safe and nurtured during pregnancy.

Aftershock” is a documentary released this past summer highlighting maternal health mortality in Black women.

The documentary will be screened Thursday, Dec. 8, as a method of internal training for Hartford HealthCare colleagues.

Daileann Hemmings, the director of maternal health equity at Hartford HealthCare, joins Lisa Carberg on News 8 Noon to discuss the following:

  • How is she using the documentary to train staff?
  • How big of a problem of maternal mortality and morbidity?
  • What’s next for maternal health?

More information can be found on Hartford HealthCare’s Women’s Health website.