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DOH commissioner’s Medical Grand Rounds to address maternal mortality March 6

Maternal mortality rates are increasing in both New York and nationally, with stark racial and ethnic disparities. Black women in New York are three times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white women. Every healthcare provider, regardless of specialty or practice setting, has a role in addressing this issue.  

On March 6, DOH Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker will host a Grand Rounds session, Reversing the Trend in Maternal Mortality: What Every Provider Should Know. The session aims to increase knowledge about maternal mortality and disparities, as well as individual and system-wide approaches to addressing this issue, from enhancing routine well-women care as a foundation for healthy pregnancies to improving facilities’ clinical response to maternal health emergencies.  

Registration is free for all New York state providers.  

HANYS is an active member of Governor Cuomo’s Maternal Mortality Task Force and continues to provide feedback and recommendations to DOH on this important topic. Contact: Kathy Rauch

Published March 1, 2019