Please note: this event has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email Alicia.
Join us on Thursday, April 16, 2020, for a panel discussion and conversation on maternal health disparities.
Maternal deaths and severe maternal morbidities that can result in permanent damage to health and well-being are high in Texas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the 2018 rates of maternal mortality, identifying Texas as having a rate of 18.4 deaths per 100,000 deliveries – putting us well above the Healthy People 2020 goal of 11 deaths per 100,000 deliveries and above the national average of 17.4 deaths per 100,000 deliveries. Wide racial and ethnic gaps exist between non-Hispanic black (37.1 deaths per 100,000 live births), non-Hispanic white (14.7), and Hispanic (11.8) women.
Racial and ethnic disparities in obstetric and gynecologic outcomes must be eliminated. Hear from these experts about how they are staying aware of the existence and contributors to disparities and the actions they are taking as a result.
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. reception; the program will begin at 6 p.m.
Location: Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District, 6580 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030
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We are closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 and should it be warranted, will make a decision about whether to move forward with the event as we get closer to the date.