Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
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America's High Maternal Mortality & What Can Be Done

October 04, 2017 | 10:00 AM
11:00 AM ET

In the U.S., the maternal mortality rate is already as much as six times higher than in some nations, and it is the only place in the developed world where the maternal death rate is rising. Complicating the issue,  nearly half of all U.S. counties lack a practicing OB-GYN, and data on maternal death is not consistently available in all states.

This webinar explored what’s behind the disturbingly high U.S. maternal mortality rates, looking for solutions in California, a state that has become a national leader in efforts to reduce deaths and improve pregnancy outcomes.

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Nina Martin
Eugene Declercq
Boston University School of Public Health
Dr. Elliott Main
California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative