In 2021, bi3 awarded a one-year $175,000 grant to support the recruitment of Hamilton County women into AHA’s Research Goes Red Reproductive Health Survey, which looks at the link between new mothers and cardiovascular and reproductive health. This study engaged community organizations, including bi3 partner Cradle Cincinnati’s Queen Village, to identify women, particularly women of color, to participate in the research process.
In August 2021, Kiana Trabue of bi3 and Dr. Angelica Hardee of American Heart Association joined Liz Bonis on Local 12 to discuss why female representation in research matters and to encourage women to participate in the study. Now, in April 2022 and at the start of Black Maternal Health Week, Kiana and Angelica were invited back on to share the survey’s key findings on the connection between heart health and pregnancy.
With these learnings, bi3 and our community partners can work together to educate women and raise awareness of the risk factors and engage the community to create tangible solutions.