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Transforming Policy and Practice

Transforming Policy and Practice to Address the Crisis of Maternal Mortality
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Program Fee: Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 for Non-Member Lawyers
Non-Lawyers Please call to register (212) 382 – 6663 

Description:
In New York City, approximately 3,000 women die or experience a life threatening event related to childbirth each year. Black women are 8 times more likely than white women to die of pregnancy-related causes, and Asians and Latinas are also at elevated risk. This event will examine the ongoing maternal mortality crisis in the United States, and the persistent racial disparities in maternal outcomes that exist in New York City and State. After a screening of the FusionTV documentary short "Death By Delivery," an interdisciplinary panel of experts will bring perspectives from the fields of medicine, human rights law, and community-based activism to discuss promising approaches to the issue, including a campaign by the NYC Department of Health to promote human rights in birth, national policy efforts led by Black women, and advocacy by women's health physicians to support healthy pregnancies.

Speakers:
Nina Martin, ProPublica  
Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, National Birth Equity Initiative 
Pilar Hererro, Center for Reproductive Rights 
Dr. Mary D'Alton, ACOG District II 
Nicole JeanBaptiste, Birth Justice Consultant for NYC Department of Health
 
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Sex & Law Committee, Mirah Curzer & Melissa Lee, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Bioethical Issues Committee, Alan Jeffrey Brudner, Chair
Civil Rights Committee, Philip Desgranges, Chair
Health Law Committee, Brian T. McGovern, Chair

Related Resource:
If interested in this program, you might also be interested in this City Bar resource:
Support for the Creation of a Maternal Mortality Review Board in NYS
2019 NYS Legislative Agenda - Promote Comprehensive Reproductive Health Policies and Sexual Education


Where
42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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