Annual Meeting – July 17, 2020


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 

CE Statement
• This educational activity has been awarded 3.0 nursing contact hours.
• Children’s Mercy Kansas City is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Requirements for Successful Completion
• Register online
• Participate and attend the meeting in its entirety
• Complete post-program electronic evaluation sent by Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational event the learner will:
• Explain the relationship between adverse birth outcomes and postpartum depression
• Discuss how data from Kansas and Missouri can inform approaches to reduce black maternal mortality
• Identify strategies, resources & initiatives in Kansas and Missouri to reduce the maternal mortality rate