Event Format

Virtual Event


Thu, Apr 13, 2023, 01:00 PM – Thu, Apr 13, 2023, 02:00 PM



Event Host

Contact Information

Aisha Syeda

Open To

Members and Non-members


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Maternal mortality rates continue to rise, especially among Black women. In observance of National Minority Health Month and Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17), the AHA is bringing together leading voices from the field for a dialogue on ways health care organizations can adopt best practices to provide equitable maternal care. This virtual event explore the maternal health care disparities women of color face and discusses strategies health care organizations can implement to serve diverse women better in their pregnancy and postpartum journey.


  • Lydia Isaac, PhD MSc, Vice President, Health Equity and Policy, National Urban League
  • Makunda Abdul-Mbacke, M.D., UNC Rockingham Health Care; Chief Executive Officer, Piedmont Preferred Women's Healthcare
  • Sarosh Rana, M.D., MPH, FACOG, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Section Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, The University of Chicago
  • Sheela Maru, M.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Departments Global Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of NYC Partnership, Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Elmhurst Hospital, NYC Health and Hospitals
  • Wanda Barfield, M.D., MPH, FAAP, Director, CDC Division of Reproductive Health

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