A Family's Perspective on the Tragedy of Maternal Mortality
Charles Johnson, Founder, 4Kira4Moms
A husband and father whose wife died from postpartum complications, and who started a national nonprofit to drive change to prevent more such tragedies, shares his insight and experiences in working to change maternal care systems and procedures, and what the right change would look like.
Birth Equity and Maternal Health: Where do We Stand?
Joia Crear-Perry, MD; President, National Birth Equity Collaborative
The founder of the National Birth Equity Collaborative provides a national overview of birth equity and maternal health in the United States, focusing on current promising practices and where we appear to be going.
It Takes A Village: A Collective Investment in Addressing Maternal Mortality
A diverse panel exchanges ideas and experiences on applying theory and evidence to real systems change, focusing on: the family perspective on what needs to change within systems; the business case for making investments in MCH systems changes to address maternal mortality; and innovative approaches to addressing maternal mortality on the state and community levels.
• Joia Crear-Perry, MD; President, National Birth Equity Collaborative (Moderator)
• Charles Johnson, Founder, 4Kira4Moms
• Manda Hall, MD; Associate Commissioner Community Health Improvement Division, Texas Department of State Health Services
• Janet Jones, MPH, CHES; Lead Public Health Education Specialist, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Texas
• Susan Nicholson, Vice President of Women’s Health, Johnson and Johnson