Upcoming CMQCC Webinar 
Racial Disparities and Maternal Mortality in California:
Spotlight on Cardiovascular Disease
Wednesday, November 7
12:00-1:00 PST
Pre-registration required.
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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.