This week on our next special COVID19 episode of AmplifyNursing we speak with Dr.Sascha James-Conterelli .

Whether leading the NY state association of Licensed midwives or teaching at the Yale School of Nursing , Dr James-Conterelli is bringing to light racial disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality.

As co-chair of Gov Cuomo’s maternal morbidity and racial disparity task force , she is using her experience to create policy change at a state and national level.

We talk with her about her policy work, the added challenges COVID-19 is placing on marginalized communities, and the need to be optimistic about the future.