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Tue, Oct 05, 2021, 12:00 PM – Tue, Oct 05, 2021, 12:45 PM



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Aisha Syeda

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Maternal mortality and morbidity is complex, especially for women of color. Black women are two to three times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death. Poor maternal health outcomes are rooted in societal disparities, and lack of access to adequate and equitable care. Health care organizations, hospitals and communities are coming together to improve outcomes for mothers by changing how women of color receive care.

In this webinar, learn how the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) facilitated a rapid improvement network to support health care organizations and their community partners to design and implement strategies for improving black maternal health. These organizations share their outcomes, along with recommendations for addressing implicit bias, fostering cross-sectoral partnerships and amplifying the voices of Black women.


  • Jemea Dorsey, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Black Women’s Wellness
  • Kaprice Welsh, CNM, MSN, MPHGA, Clinical Liaison, Georgia Obstetrical & Gynecological Society
  • Jaye Clement, MPH, MPP, Director of Community Health Programs & Strategies, Henry Ford Health System
  • Shannon Welch, MPH, Senior Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Moderator: Aisha Syeda, MPH, Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives, American Hospital Association