Nurture KC Annual Meeting
“Addressing Maternal Mortality: Driving Data into Action”
This activity is joint provided by Nurture KC and Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Friday, July 17, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Motherhood should not mean risking your health, happiness or life; however, maternal mortality continues to be a health crisis in the United States. Currently, Missouri is ranked 44th and Kansas 26th in the nation for maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Implicit bias and racism result in adverse health outcomes causing the maternal mortality of Black women being 3x that of white women. As well, postpartum depression remains one of the most common medical complications during the postpartum period. Join us for an exciting presentation from national speaker and Black Maternal Mortality advocate, Saleemah McNeil, as well as a look at local initiatives and strategies to improve birth outcomes for mothers in Kansas and Missouri.
Register online: https://bit.ly/3exMvT5