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Addressing Maternal Health Disparities: Changes You Can Make to Your Practice

Premiere Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. Medicine (accme)
  3. Nursing (ANCC)
  4. Pharmacy (acpe)
  5. PA (aapa)
  6. Other


All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Monday, January 13, 2025

Faculty


Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MScMonica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc (Moderator)
(she/her/hers)
Ellen H. Block Professor of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Director of Research, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Hedwige Saint Louis, MD, MPH, FACOGHedwige Saint Louis, MD, MPH, FACOG 
Associate Professor
Assistant Clerkship Director
Ryan Family Planning Program Director
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Statement of Need

In the United States, the maternal mortality rate is three times higher for Black women and two times higher for Native American women compared to White women. Sadly, 65% of maternal deaths are preventable. Factors contributing to the maternal health crisis in minority women are decreased likelihood of Black women receiving prenatal care compared to White women, higher rates of anesthesia-related mortality, and complications during pregnancy, labor, or the postpartum period.

In this CMEO BriefCase, faculty will use case-based learning to connect healthcare disparities, stereotyping, implicit bias, and racism to poor outcomes in maternal health in minority populations.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess perinatal health and safety to reduce the risk of maternal morbidity and mortality in pregnant women of color

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Institute and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and pharmacists

Credit Information

ABIM MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Royal College MOC:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity:
This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Peek has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Saint Louis has no disclosures to report.

Shirley Michelle Franks, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC (peer reviewer) has not disclosures to report.

Noreen Iftikhar, MD, (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Kathleen A. Blake, PhD, (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC, staff: No disclosures to report.

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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