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Ending America's Maternal Mortality Crisis

May 30, 2019




Each year, nearly 700 women in the United States die from complications related to pregnancy or delivery, with Black women 3 to 4 times more likely than white women to die from a pregnancy-related cause. Three in five of these deaths can be prevented, but it involves a collaborative approach, including consistent care and cross-sector partnerships. In this episode, ASTHO’s president and leadership from CDC and HRSA discuss efforts to prevent maternal mortality and the role states and communities play to reduce racial disparities.

Guests:

  • Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, ASTHO President and Director, Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, RADM USPHS, Director of the Division of Reproductive Health, CDC
  • Michael D. Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP, Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health, HRSA

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