Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Aug. 26 webinar to discuss rural maternal and childbirth care disparities, policy recommendations for improving it

A free Aug. 26 webinar will discuss the challenges women face in obtaining maternal and obstetric care in rural America and discuss policy recommendations for improving it. The webinar will begin at 3 p.m. ET and will go for about an hour.

The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services will present the webinar through the Rural Health Information Hub.

From the webinar website: "More than 700 women a year die of complications related to pregnancy in the U.S., and two-thirds of these deaths are preventable. Maternal mortality is disproportionally affecting black and American Indian/Alaska Native women in the U.S. Additionally, there are disparities between rural and urban populations. According to publicly available data from the U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed by Scientific American, rural areas had a pregnancy-related mortality ratio of 29.4 per 100,000 live births versus 18.2 in urban areas in 2015."

Click here for more information on the webinar, including speakers, or to register.

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