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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26307.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Mortality:
A Virtual Workshop

June 7–8, 2021
11:00 am–5:30 pm ET

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

To examine the current state of maternal health in the United States and explore the factors needed to enable communities and health care systems to be more effective in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality and improving outcomes for pregnant people through the fourth trimester. The workshop will examine

  • the factors shaping maternal health and outcomes, including social determinants, and the role early life events play in shaping health trajectories, and access to and the safety and quality of maternal health care;
  • the current state of evidence on maternal health and maternal mortality;
  • current promising evidence-informed practices for improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality from selected states/localities;
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26307.
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  • promising models and approaches that apply a life course approach to advance maternal health, including the health of the child through the fourth trimester; and
  • research needs across the life course to improve outcomes for mother and child including reproductive and sexual health equity through the fourth trimester.

MONDAY, June 7

11:00 am–11:10 am Introduction
Clair Brindis, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Emerita Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco
Welcome
Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine
11:10 am–12:00 pm I. Root Cause of Poor Maternal Health Outcomes for Black and Indigenous People
Moderator: Claire Brindis
Speakers:
  • Joia Crear-Perry, Founder and President, National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • Monica McLemore, Associate Professor, Family Health Care Nursing Department, University of California, San Francisco; Affiliated Scientist, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health
  • Marinah Farrell, Chicanx/Indigenous, Executive Director, Changing Women Iniative
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26307.
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12:00 pm–1:00 pm II. Burden of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
Moderator: Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, Diversity; Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinical Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Speakers:
  • RADM Wanda D. Barfield, Director, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Laurie Zephyrin, Vice President, Advancing Health Equity, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Abigail Echo-Hawk, Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Executive Vice President, Seattle Indian Health Board; Director, Urban Indian Health Institute
1:00 pm–2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm–3:00 pm III. Birthing Experiences in Care Settings
Moderator: Monica McLemore
Speakers:
  • Karen A. Scott, Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • Saraswathi Vedam, Professor of Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia; Lead Investigator, Birth Place Lab, MSFHR Health Professional Investigator
  • Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds
  • Carolyn Sufrin, Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Associate Director, Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26307.
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3:00 pm–4:00 pm IV. Maternal Health and COVID: Exacerbating Vulnerabilities and Use of Technology
Moderator: Melissa Simon, George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Founder and Director, Center for Health Equity Transformation and Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative; Co-Program Leader for Cancer Control and Survivorship, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Speakers:
  • Stephanie Gaw, Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Co-Principal Investigator, COVID-19 PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY)
  • Allison Bryant Mantha, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services, Harvard Medical School; Senior Medical Director for Health Equity, Mass General Brigham
  • Nia Mitchell, Birth Equity Research Scholar, National Birth Equity Collaborative
4:00 pm–5:30 pm V. Maternal Health Issues Related to the Fourth Trimester
Moderator: Melissa Simon
Speakers:
  • Alison Steube, Professor, Distinguished Scholar, Infant and Young Child Feeding, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Division Director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina
  • Kanika Harris, Director of Maternal Health, Black Women’s Health Imperative; Public Health Expert, DC Mayor’s Lactation
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26307.
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  • Commission; Maternal Health Equity Advisor, State of Maryland
  • Karen Tabb Dina, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Faculty Affiliate, Carle Foundation Hospital, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives
  • Kay Matthews, Founder, Shades of Blue Project

TUESDAY, June 8

11:00 am Welcome
Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds
11:05 am–12:00 pm VI. State Efforts to Redesign Maternal Health Care
Moderator: Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds
Speakers:
  • Kathryn Menard, Upjohn Distinguished Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina; Medical Director, North Carolina Pregnancy Medical Home, Community Care of North Caroline
  • Chanel Porchia-Albert, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Ancient Song Doula Services; Commissioner, New York City Commission on Gender Equity
  • Zsakeba Henderson, Senior Vice President and Maternal and Child Health Impact Deputy Medical Officer, Office of Maternal and Child Health Impact, March of Dimes
12:00 pm–1:00 pm VII. Implementation of Statewide Policies and Mandates to Advance Maternal Health Equity
Moderator: Claire Brindis
Speakers:
  • Ann E. B. Borders, Executive Director and Obstetric Lead, Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative; Maternal Fetal Medicine
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26307.
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  • Physician, NorthShore University HealthSystem; Clinical Associate Professor, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • Charlene Collier, Medical Director, Bureau of Maternal and Infant Health, Mississippi State Department of Health in Jackson, Mississippi; Director and Co-Founder, Mississippi Perinatal Quality Objective
  • Nourbese Flint, Policy Director, Black Women for Wellness; Executive Director, Black Women for Wellness Action Project
1:00 pm–2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm–3:00 pm VIII. Promising Strategies Using a Reproductive Well-Being Approach to Advance Maternal Health
Moderator: Monica McLemore
Speakers:
  • Aza Nedhari, Executive Director, Mamatoto Village
  • Ebony Marcelle, Director of Midwifery, Community of Hope Family Health and Birth Center
  • Camie Jae Goldhammer, Sisseton-Wahpeton, Found and Chair, Native American Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington; Founding Mother and President Elect, National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color
  • Grace Lubwama, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Kalamazoo (via video)
3:00 pm–4:00 pm IX. Federal Policy Approaches to Address Maternal Health and Maternal Morbidity
Moderator: Kosali Simon, Herman B. Wells Endowed Professor, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences, Indiana University
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26307.
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Speakers:
  • Jamila Taylor, Director of Health Care Reform and Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
  • Jennifer Moore, Founding Executive Director, Institute for Medicaid Innovation
  • Dawn Godbolt, Policy Director, National Birth Equity Collaborative
4:00 pm–5:30 pm X. Research and Funding Needs to Increase Knowledge Generation and Improve Maternal Health Outcomes
Moderator: Claire Brindis
Speakers:
  • Juanita J. Chinn, Sociologist and Demographer, Population Dynamics Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Kathryn Schubert, President and Chief Executive Officer, Society for Women’s Health Research
  • Monique Shaw, Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Tenesha Duncan, Principal, Birth Equity, Tara Health Foundation
5:30 pm Workshop Adjourns
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26307.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26307.
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The United States faces an alarmingly high rate of maternal morbidity and mortality, distinguishing it from other high-income countries that have achieved decreases in these rates in recent years. U.S. maternal morbidity and mortality rates are disproportionate across racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic groups. Statistics on maternal health outcomes reveal that there are challenges to protecting both the lives and future health of birthing people and their children.

Recognizing the urgency of this growing problem, the National Academies Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice convened a 2-day virtual workshop, Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Mortality. The workshop examined the current state of maternal health in the United States and explored the factors needed to help communities and health care systems become more effective in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality and improving health outcomes through the fourth trimester. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions of the workshop.

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