Male Inclusion is Essential to Maternal Health

Session Description

Male Inclusion in Maternal Health is a secret to assisting in positive Maternal Health and positive infant and child health outcomes.  So, why don’t we use them more?  So, what makes them so important?  Learn how male inclusion is essential to better maternal health outcomes for us all.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the history of paternal health.
  • Explain how inclusion equals positive outcomes in maternal & child wellness.
  • Expand their practice to support male clients that lead to better health outcomes.
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About the Speaker

Joel Austin is the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer for Daddy University Inc. and the Executive Director of The School of Parent Education is a 501©3. In this role he serves as a strong, undeniable force in propelling males and positive parenting to the forefront of the family and community agenda.

Fueled by his role as a father of four, Mr. Austin is personally and professionally committed to educating and re-educating people about the importance of fatherhood. Through his leadership, Daddy University Inc. has grown into a recognized authority on fatherhood information, support, and training. As a national speaker and skilled facilitator, Mr. Austin presents to thousands across the nation; infusing his passion through audiences and empowering individuals and groups to positively impact the lives of others.

Mr. Austin is a member of 100 Black Men of Phila Chapter.  Mr. Austin also a member of the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement (PA) who advocate for changes within the system to better parents.

Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Austin is the founder of the Annual Male Empowerment Conference whose message has reached thousands of individuals and groups since its inception in 2006. He is also the founder of the Tri-State Daddy Daughter Dance, in its eleventh year; it has become a tradition that changes the lives of girls everywhere.  Mr. Austin is also the program developer for the Fathers Club; a free weekly fatherhood training group now at four different locations in the city of Phila; he services fathers from all backgrounds, ages, and stages. His latest venture is the Doulas 4 Dads program, providing training and certification, to over 10 male Doula’s providing maternal and paternal care to new mothers and fathers. His latest venture is founding a Fraternity, Delta Alpha Delta Fraternity Inc, was stated in 2020.

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