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Call to Action: Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

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Overview / Abstract:

The United States ranks 61st in the world for maternal mortality, and African American/Black women are three times more likely to die due to poor maternal health, while Native American women are two times more likely than White women to die. Pregnancy-related mortality is 2.4 times higher than it was in 1987, however, approximately 65% of maternal deaths are preventable. Action steps to mitigate the maternal health crisis include recognizing structural racism and unconscious/implicit bias as factors in disparate care, and focusing on deliberate change in clinician behavior and best practices.

This CME Outfitters podcast will focus on helping clinicians identify factors that contribute to racial disparities in maternal health outcomes and then outline steps for implementing effective and timely clinical interventions to eliminate preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify factors that contribute to racial disparities in maternal health outcomes.
- Outline steps to eliminate preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.


Aug 04, 2022


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Online, Webinar / Webcast / Video

Credits / Hours

.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, .5 credit hours, .5 CEUs



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research
Executive Medical Director, Community Health Innovation
Director of Research (and Associate Director), MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Joia A. Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG
Founder & President
National Birth Equity Collaborative
New Orleans, LA

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Supported by an educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Institute and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Keywords / Search Terms

CME Outfitters maternal health, mfm, OBGYN, maternal medicine, health disparities, health equity, health inequities, maternal mortality, maternal healthcare, maternal fetal medicine, free cme, free ce, medical equity, maternal morbidity, bias, diversity & inclusion Free CE CME

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