District VII Maternal Mortality Summit


Despite all the distractions of 2020 and 2021, work to reduce maternal mortality has continued full steam ahead. Maternal mortality review committees have continued their surveillance on the state level and we continue to learn about causes and factors leading to preventable loss of mothers. On September 24, 2021, District VII hosted four excellent speakers who came together to discuss doable strategies for reducing maternal mortality at the hospital and community levels.


Ronald Iverson, MD, FACOG, Boston University School of Medicine
Session Title: Implementation of Structured Obstetric Care Bundles

Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, FACOG, Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative 
Session Title: Community Level Efforts: Working Together to Improve Maternal Outcomes

Neel Shah, MD, FACOG, Harvard Medical School
Session Title: Building Trustworthy Systems for Childbirth

Labrisa Williams, Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative
Session Title: Community Approaches to Improving Maternal Health Outcomes