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Building Health Equity Webinar Series: Time to Combat Disparities in Maternal Health

Join the Institute for Public Health Practice, Research and Policy at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health, in partnership with the Midwestern Public Health Training Center, for the seventeenth installment of the Building Health Equity webinar series, Time to Combat Disparities in Maternal Health on Wednesday, March 13th, 2024, from 1-2 PM CT. We will feature Nafla Poff-Dainty, Executive Officer of Maternal Health & Family Planning at the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, and Bea Sanchez-Vazquez, Project Planner and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Data Manager at the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services.

Join us as we discuss the most pressing concerns and issues related to maternal health in Iowa, the potential root causes of those issues, and explore ways on how hospitals, health systems, and community partners can join forces to examine and address disparity issues related to maternal health.

Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the most pressing concerns and issues related to maternal health through a health equity lens.
  2. Address certain populations that face barriers to maternal health.
  3. Explore any potential partnerships or strategies to address maternal health issues among diverse population groups

Our Speakers

Nafla Poff-Dainty, Executive Officer of Maternal Health & Family Planning at the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
Bea Sanchez-Vazquez, Project Planner and PRAMS Data Manager at the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

A recording and transcription of the webinar will be posted to this site after the live session has ended.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erblin Shehu in advance at erblin-shehu@uiowa.edu.

This project is funded by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services.