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Wednesday, February 14, 2018



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Registration Information

Registration is now closed for in-person attendance at the Summit. We apologize but the interest in the event has been overwhelming. We remind you that you can view the plenary sessions of the Summit via the webcast.

Building on recent momentum in public awareness and policy making, the New York Academy of Medicine will host a Summit on Maternal Mortality on February 14, 2018.

The Summit will spotlight ongoing efforts to reduce maternal mortality in New York State and will explore new strategies to address New York’s persistently high maternal mortality rates and racial disparities.

Morning speakers include Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG, Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative; and Dr. William Callaghan, MD, MPH of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Afternoon panels and workgroups will explore progress and challenges in New York State.

Additional information can be found in the White Paper available here.
For additional resources, click here.
View the full Summit program.
View the webcast recording.
Read the report of Summit proceedings

A multidisciplinary array of health care, advocacy, and public health practitioners and organizations will attend the day-long event and discuss recommendations for policy and practice changes to reduce maternal mortality in New York State.

Focus areas for the Summit include:

  • Fragmentation in women’s health care
  • Maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity case reviews and clinical continuous quality improvement
  • The ways in which structural racism contributes to health disparities in maternal mortality
  • How to integrate enhanced maternal health advocacy, education, and care coordination into existing community-based (non-clinical) service structures.

Please join us in developing a new plan of action to reduce maternal mortality in New York. Please contact Michele Calvo at [email protected] or 212-822-7245 with any questions.

The Summit is funded by Merck & Co., Inc. to advance the goals of Merck for Mothers, and is a project created by a partnership of The New York Academy of Medicine, the New York State Department of Health, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Healthcare Association of New York State, the Greater New York Hospital Association, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II.