VCU School of Nursing student organizations, The Doulas of VCU and the Women’s Health Nursing Group at VCU (WHNG), will host Ngozi Tibbs, M.P.H., LCCE, IBCLC, a nationally recognized speaker and educator on cultural competency, diversity and health disparities, on March 21. Tibbs, a lactation consultant and childbirth educator who works with childbearing families, focuses on health care disparities in women’s health and breastfeeding at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She will lecture on the topic, “Cultural Competency: Implicit Bias and its Impact on Health Care Delivery.”

Tibbs’ lecture is part of a two-day event at the School of Nursing that will highlight new trends and evidence in breastfeeding and family centered birth care. Kicking off the event will be a 90-minute movie screening of the film, “The Milky Way” on Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m. in Younger Auditorium. The film discusses increasing the number of women who breastfeed in the U.S. and how we can better support this as health care providers and a society. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion with women’s health and lactation consultant professionals. Events on Saturday, March 21 begin with Tibbs’ lecture at 9 a.m. in Younger Auditorium, followed by a dancing for fitness in pregnancy session lead by a VCU School of Nursing student.

This event is free and open to SON students, faculty, and alumni as well as the community. Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for this event. Participants must attend the whole event (both days) to receive CEUs; no partial CEUs will be given. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Kathleen Bell, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC (B.S. ’07/N; M.S. ’11/N), clinical instructor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, at kbell3@vcu.edu. The hosting organizations kindly request donations of feminine hygiene products from attendees. Products will be donated to local women’s shelters.

Ngozi Tibbs
Ngozi Tibbs
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