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Digital Seminar

Health Equity in the NICU

Ashley Randolph
51 Minutes
Audio and Video
Feb 10, 2023
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Digital Seminar


When a baby is born prematurely and needs to be hospitalized in the NICU it is an overwhelming experience for families. And when families with premature babies come from multicultural backgrounds, this experience is often even more challenging. In this session, Ashley Randolph will talk about the unique needs of parents of color in the NICU, including how cultural factors impact how a family responds to the NICU experience. She will review how NICU professionals and families can establish a relationship with all families that is based on trust, mutual respect, and positive consistent communication. You will be introduced to the skills, tools, and resources to deliver more equitable care in the NICU.


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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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Ashley Randolph's Profile

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Mrs. Randolph is the founder of Glo Preemies and Co-Founder of the Alliance for Black NICU Families. She is also an accomplished author and speaker and was named Mrs. America Virtuous Woman of 2021. Mrs. Randolph, a three-time NICU parent, is passionate about advancing equity for NICU families of color. She was recently assigned to the role of Chair of the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) Health Equity Taskforce “Within the NICU” Subcommittee, marking the first time that CPQCC has appointed a NICU parent to head one of its committees.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ashley Randolph is the president of GLO Preemies and is the co-founder of Alliance for Black NICU families and Books for Healing Partnership. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ashley Randolph serves as the chair on Within the NICU Committee at Stanford School of Medicine.

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  1. Identify common communication barriers between NICU parents and care providers.
  2. Provide specific strategies for promoting equity in the NICU.
  3. Prepare all for transition from NICU to home.


Health Literacy
  • Assessing and addressing the cultural factors that impact how a family responds to NICU experience
  • Addressing health literacy
  • Minimize miscommunication
Environments that promote equity – Unique needs of parents of color
  • Social
  • Physical
  • Economic
Language Barriers in the NICU
  • Language and cultural barriers
  • Developing a trusting environment between clinician families
  • Positive consistent communication
  • Cultural differences of families that may potentially affect care
Resources to Empower NICU Families
  • Connecting caregivers with the necessary medical, community and benefit services
  • Family Readiness
  • Community Readiness

Target Audience

  • Lactation Consultants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Other Healthcare Professions


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