admin News April 9, 2015

You are invited to attend the Town Hall Meeting on Maternal Mortality in Missouri.

According to the World Bank, the United States ranks 50th in maternal mortality globally – falling behind every other industrialized nation.  Despite significant declines in maternal mortality during the twentieth century, it continues to be a major public health concern in the US.   Maternal mortality rates have steadily increased in the US since the early 1980’s with significant racial disparities.  The Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) project aims not only to improve estimates and enhance maternal mortality surveillance in Missouri but also develop strategies and targeted interventions to reduce maternal deaths in Missouri.  The objectives of this town hall style meeting are:

  • To describe the background of maternal mortality in the United States and describe the differences in the definitions used to assess maternal / pregnancy associated mortality
  • To discuss strategies / future directions to reduce pregnancy associated deaths in Missouri
  • To explain the Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) Project in Missouri
  • To describe the AMCHP Every Mother Initiative Project to address maternal mortality

Presented by: Venkata Garikapaty, MSc, MS, PhD, MPH, Maternal Child Health Epidemiologist, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

 To register click here

Town Hall Meeting flier