Michigan Association of Health Plans

The Michigan Health Policy Forum announces its Fall 2021 Forum: Justice from the Start: Improving Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes through Birth Equity

Monday, November 15, 2021
1:00-3:30 PM

This will be a virtual conference held via Zoom.

The United States pregnancy and childbirth related health disparities between black and white people are stark and disturbing. Injustices can be traced back to the beginnings of modern gynecological practices. The US has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the Western hemisphere and the only industrialized nation to see an increase in the maternal death rate.

Birth equity is the effort to ensure optimal birth conditions for all and addresses the racial and social impact of the current disparities and inequities in birth outcomes for mothers and babies. Michigan has made strides in reducing both infant mortality and narrowing the disparity gap. More can and must be done. Please join us as we explore policy solutions that value all people fully and assure that everyone has the opportunity to achieve optimal health from the start.

Registration link: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4JlhI0UViS6qIzs

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