Meeting the Challenges of Measuring and Preventing Maternal Mortality in the United State

November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Women in the United States are more likely to die from childbirth or pregnancy-related causes than other women in high-income countries. More evidence is needed to understand the actual causes of death better, but research suggests that half of these deaths may be preventable. Racial disparities persist. The risk of pregnancy-related deaths for black women is three to four times higher than those of white women.

Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn about efforts to analyze and prevent future deaths. Hear our speakers discuss the effects maternal deaths have on the family and on the community. You will also learn about how CDC has collaborated and intervened through public-private partnership efforts to prevent deaths associated with childbirth and pregnancy. Contractors may attend this meeting with the prior approval of their employer.


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Presented By:
Eleni Z. Tsigas
Chief Executive Officer
Preeclampsia Foundation
“Maternal Mortality Beyond the Numbers”

William M. Callaghan, MD, MPH
Chief, Maternal and Infant Health Branch
Division of Reproduction Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Accounting for Maternal Deaths: Action Requires Better Data”

Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Chair
Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
“Policies and Practices to Protect Lives of Pregnant Women, Mothers and Mothers-to-Be”

Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD, MBA
Executive Director
Merck for Mothers
“Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Generating Evidence for High Impact Solutions”

Facilitated By:
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
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