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Ending America's Maternal Mortality Crisis

May 30, 2019

Each year, nearly 700 women in the United States die from complications related to pregnancy or delivery, with Black women 3 to 4 times more likely than white women to die from a pregnancy-related cause. Three in five of these deaths can be prevented, but it involves a collaborative approach, including consistent care and cross-sector partnerships. In this episode, ASTHO’s president and leadership from CDC and HRSA discuss efforts to prevent maternal mortality and the role states and communities play to reduce racial disparities.


  • Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, ASTHO President and Director, Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, RADM USPHS, Director of the Division of Reproductive Health, CDC
  • Michael D. Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP, Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health, HRSA


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