Once Upon A Preemie, Inc 1st Annual Conference

Accelerating Health and Racial Equity in Black Maternal and Neonatal Care

Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 8:00am - 4:00pm EST

University Science Center: 3675 Market Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19104

About the Conference

Black Maternal Health and Neonatal Care Conference empowering healthcare professionals and parent advocates to eliminate health disparities and center voices of black birthing and preemie families.

Join Once Upon A Preemie, Inc for the 1st Annual Conference: Accelerating Health and Racial Equity in Black Maternal and Neonatal Care. This in-person full day conference will engage perinatal and neonatal healthcare professionals and Black Preemie Parents/Advocates for a powerful day of health and racial equity education and empowerment, centering the lived experiences of Black Birthing Women. This conference also seeks to:

  • Empower the Black Maternal Health and NICU community
  • Unite with one voice and one vision to advocate for culturally appropriate and black woman- led solutions
  • Transform the delivery of healthcare for Black birthing and preemie families.

Current Sponsors

Huggies Healthcare
Prolacta Bioscience
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logo (PRNewsFoto/SBA)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
can philadelphia
Dr. James Smith
Keystone First PA logo
Science Center

Who is the Conference for?

Healthcare providers, clinicians, researchers, advocates, public health and community health professionals, and Preemie Parents. We also welcome government officials, DEI practitioners, tech innovators, students, media, and reproductive justice advocates who want to elevate the voices and experiences of Black Birthing and Preemie Families, and the various issues connected to Black Maternal Health. We welcome all who are invested in eliminating disparities in Black Maternal and Neonatal Care.

Fees & Lodging

Registration fees include breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and continuing education credits (if requested).

Early Bird (Register by August 15th)
Regular Registration
Group Rate (Group of 4) ($125 per person)
Student Registration


Click here for details regarding Hotel Options

Continuing Education Credits

For Physicians:
This activity has been approved for 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

For Nurses:
Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy, and Consultation (PAC/LAC) is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course is approved for 5.5 contact hours. PAC/LAC’s provider number is CEP 5862. Licensee must retain this certificate for a period of four years.

For Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES):
This activity is sponsored by PAC/LAC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists(CHES) to receive up to 4.75 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours.

For Licensed Clinical Social Workers/Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:
PAC/LAC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFT). PAC/LAC maintains responsibility for the program/course and its content. This course is approved for 4.75 LCSW and LMFT continuing education units. PAC/LAC’s provider number is 128542.


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