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Reducing Maternal Mortality: Harnessing Multilevel Approaches to Reduce Maternal Death

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Global Women’s Health and national maternal health experts from nursing, midwifery, medicine, public health, policy, and advocacy held a virtual conference to explore multilevel approaches to reducing maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States. Access the April 29, 2021 recording here.

May 04, 2021


Opening Remarks:  
Holly Harner, PhD, MBA, MPH, RN, WHCNP-BC, FAAN
The Afaf I. Meleis Director of the Center for Global Women’s Health
Practice Professor of Women’s Health

Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Keynote Address:
Birthing Without Bias: Centering the Lived Experience to Address Racism in Maternity Care
Kimberly Seals Allers, MA
Maternal & Infant Strategist
Founder of Irth

Expert Panel:
Medicaid and Maternal Health: A National Crisis at the Intersection of Health Systems and Structural Racism
Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
Founding Executive Director, Institute for Medicaid Innovation
Research Professor, University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Maternal Mortality in Philadelphia: It’s an Everyone Problem
Aasta D. Mehta, MD, MPP
Medical Officer of Women’s Health
Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Use of a Non-Invasive Wearable Medical Device for Early Identification of Postpartum Hemorrhage
Kimberly Kovach Trout, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN
Assistant Professor of Women’s Health
Director, Nurse-Midwifery Track
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Stefanie Modri, MSN, RN, C-MNN
Obstetric/Newborn Clinical Instructor,
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Staff Nurse, Garbose Special Delivery Unit,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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