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UAlbany: Free Webinar — Raising Community Voices to Reduce Maternal Mortality

There are significant and persistent racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes in the U.S. and in New York State (NYS). In NYS, black women are 3-4 times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy than their white counterparts.

This March 28 webcast, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET, will focus on the critical importance of engaging and learning from community voices to help us better understand and address these outcomes. It will feature initiatives that are taking place at the state, community, and health systems levels to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality in NYS. Viewers will have the opportunity to hear and learn from state representatives, community leaders, and community members.

After viewing the webcast, participants will be able to:


Ms. Meaghan Carroll, MSEd 
Health Program Administrator/Family Planning Program Manager
New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Women, Infant and Adolescent Health

Ms. Colette Sturgis, BS, IBCLC
Program Director
Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative
Urban Health Plan Inc.

Ms. Nina Rogers
Community Participant
New York State Listening Sessions

Also Featuring:

Dr. Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD
New York State Department of Health

Reverend Diann Holt
Founder and Executive Director
Durham Baby Café

Ms. Pamela Abner, MPA
VP & Chief Administrative Officer
Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System