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February 14: Maternal Mortality Summit

On Wednesday, February 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH), and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), District II, are hosting the New York Maternal Mortality Summit.

Although statewide improvement has been achieved regarding maternal morbidity and mortality, additional work remains to be done. The summit will highlight ongoing improvement efforts, and explore new strategies to address New York State’s persistently high mortality rates and racial disparities. A full day of presentations, panels and workgroup sessions will be provided.

The presentations, panel, and workgroup sessions will focus on the following areas:

  • fragmentation in women’s healthcare;
  • maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity case reviews and clinical continuous quality improvement;
  • the ways in which structural racism contributes to health disparities in maternal mortality; and
  • how to integrate enhanced maternal health education, and care coordination into existing community-based (non-clinical) service structures.

Speakers include Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, and Dr. William Callaghan, M.D., M.P.H. of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Event information and registration is available online. Contact: Loretta Willis

Published January 12, 2018