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Proposals, Policies, and Practices to Improve the Maternal M

Proposals, Policies, and Practices to Improve the Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Crisis In New York
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members
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The United States has a higher maternal morbidity and mortality rates than other developed countries. In 2018, New York State ranked 30th in the nation for its morbidity and mortality rates. The NYS data has consistently reflected racial and ethnic disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality outcomes. Since 2018, initiatives at the state, borough, and city-level have been convened in an effort to address this crisis and the racial disparities. While improvements in outcomes have been made and some recommended policies adopted, issues persist. This panel of healthcare practitioners and policy experts will discuss recent initiatives to address the crisis and racial disparities and explain the issues that remain. The panelists will also discuss proposed policy-orientated and practical approaches to further improve healthcare practices for healthier, more equitable outcomes.

Farah Diaz-Tello, Senior Counsel & Legal Director, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Dr. Nerys Benfield, M.D., M.P.H., Sr. Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion; Director, Division of Family Planning and the Fellowship in Family Planning; Director, Social Obstetrics and Gynecology Program; Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health; Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical College
Folake Eniola, M.P.H., New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Mary-Powel Thomas, Director, Healthy Start Brooklyn, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Sophie Wheelock, M.P.H. Policy and Research Associate, New York State Health Foundation

Sponsoring Committee:
Health Law Committee, Heather A. Hatcher, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Sex & Law Committee, Farah Diaz-Tello & Olympias Iliana Konidaris, Co-Chairs

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