Upcoming CMQCC WebinarRacial Disparities and Maternal Mortality in California:
Spotlight on Cardiovascular DiseaseWednesday, November 7
12:00-1:00 PSTPre-registration required.
This webinar will highlight the racial disparities in California maternal mortality overall and – using cardiovascular disease (CVD) as a case study – will review quality improvement data and opportunities for implementing the CVD screening algorithm to better identify and provide timely treatment for all women, especially those with higher rates of CVD during pregnancy and postpartum such as African-American women.
- Host: Christine Morton, PhD, Program Manager, CMQCC
- Introductory Remarks: Connie Mitchell, MD, MPH, Deputy Director, Center for Family Health at California Department of Public Health
- Moderator: Elliott Main, MD, Medical Director, CMQCC
Speakers and topics include:
Overview of Racial Disparities in California Pregnancy-Related Mortality
Paula Krakowiak, PhD
California Department of Public Health, Maternal Child Adolescent Division, Epidemiology
Findings from Analysis of Quality Improvement Opportunities among Women who Died from Cardiovascular Disease in California
Lucy Van Otterloo, PhD, RNC, CNS
Community Perinatal Network, Regional Perinatal Program of California
Moving Toward Equitable Implementation of the CVD Screening Algorithm
Afshan B. Hameed, MD, FACOG, FACC
Professor OB/GYN, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Professor, Division of Cardiology, Medical Director, Obstetrics; Medical Director, Quality and Safety, University of California, Irvine
Can’t make it live? A recording of the webinar will be shared on CMQCC’s Youtube channel following the presentation.