The Knowledge Exchange Series (KES): AFTERSHOCK Film Screening and Panel Discussion was presented on Thursday, April 13, 2023 through a partnership between the UW Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (UW CIPE) and the UW Master of Public Health (UW MPH Program). The Session included a diverse group of approximately 60 community members, faculty/ staff, healthcare providers, and students. The KES: AFTERSHOCK Film Screening and Panel Discussion took place from 5:00- 8:00 pm in the Signe Skott Cooper Hall Auditorium.
The goal of this event was to continue the conversation about one of the most pressing American healthcare crises today. Wisconsin has the highest rate of infant mortality among Black and Brown families with a rate over 13% compared to other races in Wisconsin. The film, AFTERSHOCK, follows the lives of two families’ stories that deal with childbirth complications, two bereaved families who galvanize activists, birth workers, and physicians to address a growing and pressing crisis that impacts Black and Brown families throughout the US.