Blue Cross sheds light on maternal wellness worries in minority communities | Way of living







BATON ROUGE  – The latest analysis reveals that racial disparities in demise rates through being pregnant and childbirth may possibly be much larger than beforehand identified. In February and March, which are Black Historical past and Women’s Background months, Blue Cross and Blue Protect of Louisiana is boosting consciousness of maternal wellness issues, especially for African Individuals.

 To support some others have an understanding of and spark conversations about wherever modify is necessary in the overall health care technique, a member of Blue Cross’ senior leadership staff is sharing her own tale of the biases and challenges she faced as a younger, Black, lower-earnings lady even though expecting with her initially youngster.

 “Imagine this – becoming younger, pregnant and on Medicaid with no income. But the frightened mom-to-be was also married, in university and in distress, encountering difficulties with her initially newborn,” claimed Paula Shepherd, Blue Cross Senior Vice President, Gain Functions. “Instead of the empathy, reassurance and care she needed and deserved, she was taken care of like just a different identify on a card, and dismissed by the doctor’s offhand but overheard comment, ‘They are all the exact same.’”

 Shepherd shares her practical experience as component of Blue Cross’ Day of Knowledge sequence, a assortment of employees sharing personal ordeals and offering candid talks on diversity, fairness and inclusion troubles and functions .

 Video: In “Building Bridges As a substitute of Broken Roads” (7:50), Shepherd discusses maternal health problems in the Black neighborhood and shares her story.

 Shepherd’s expertise is an unfortunately popular a single. In accordance to the Environment Inhabitants Overview, Louisiana has the nation’s best maternal demise rate. 

Out of every single 100,000 Louisianians who give beginning, 58 of them will die.

When only hunting at Black Louisiana moms, the maternal loss of life amount is

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Alpine launch 2022 F1 car: Striking new blue and pink look revealed with colour ‘flip’ plan in place

Alpine are penultimate team to launch their car, with A522 revealed two days before first pre-season test; Blue and pink livery due to new title sponsor in BWT, while car will be predominantly pink for opening two races

Last Updated: 22/02/22 6:07am


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Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT.

Alpine have revealed a fresh livery for the 2022 Formula 1 season, the team in blue and pink due to a new title sponsor in BWT.

Alpine have revealed a striking new livery on their 2022 Formula 1 car and a unique colour ‘flip’ plan for the opening races, as the French team look to make a big leap up the order in their second campaign.

The main A522 look is predominantly blue but also has large splashes of pink as Alpine, formerly known as Renault, celebrate a new title sponsor in BWT, who previously brought their colours to the Aston Martin team.

Alpine's new main look for the 2022 season

Alpine’s new main look for the 2022 season

In an added twist, it was revealed during Alpine’s launch that the colour scheme will ‘flip’ for the first two races of the season, meaning a dominant-pink look for the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian GPs.

Launched two days before the season starts in earnest with winter testing, Alpine are the ninth team to formally unveil their new challenger, designed to the new regulations aimed at revolutionising wheel-to-wheel racing.

They say the car unveiled in Paris was a show car, with the team to shakedown their ‘real’ challenger in Barcelona on Tuesday before the winter test.

The 'flipped' pink car Alpine will use for the first two races of the season

The ‘flipped’ pink car Alpine will use for the first two races of

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