Work Supports for Reducing Maternal Mortality: The Role of Paid Family and Medical Leave

March 29, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Maternal mortality has been on the rise in the United States since the 1990s and the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation in the world according to the World Health Organization. Maternal mortality also varies widely by race and ethnicity in the United States, with Black women more than three times as likely to die in childbirth as White women.

The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) and the University of California-Berkeley's Work-Family Supports and Health Research Hub in partnership with the African American Policy Forum's Her Dream Deferredweek presents: Work Supports for Reducing Maternal Mortality: The Role of Paid Family and Medical Leave.

Moderator:

Dr. Heidi Hartmann, President and CEO, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Panelists:

  • Dr. Julia Goodman, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
  • Dr. Rada Dagher, Program Officer, Clinical Health Services Research Branch, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH
  • Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Founder and President, National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • Jennie Joseph, Founder and Executive Director, Commonsense Childbirth Inc.

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