AABN and University of Wisconsin-Madison launch new ‘Black Fathers Equal Partners’ research project

June 24, 2021

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Friday, June 18, 2021, The African American Breastfeeding Network, Inc. (AABN) and the University of Wisconsin- Madison School of Human Ecology and School of Social Work, announced a groundbreaking partnership at Big Daddy’s BBQ and Soul Food, 2730 N. Humboldt Blvd. “Black Fathers, Equal Partners in Advancing Maternal and Infant Health,” is a new research project aimed at better understanding how fathers can be a part of improving the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies. The initiative is funded by a 12-moth grant from the UW-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).

Pictured at the research announcement are (from left) IDKDY & INSPIED Network Expectant Parent and Entrepreneur Shannon Reed; University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Alvin Thomas; AABN Executive Director Dalvery Blackwell; University of Wisconsin-Madison Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work Tova Walsh; and AABN Father Engagement Specialist Brooks Griffin.