On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET, NINR held a virtual workshop on innovative models of care for reducing inequities in maternal health. The workshop explored how nurses, midwives, and birth companions can improve maternal and infant health, specifically for women in U.S. communities affected by structural and health inequalities. The event recording is available to view via NIH VideoCast.
NINR is pleased to release a summary of key points, remarks, keynote addresses, and sessions.
- What is the impact of alternative birth settings and community-based providers on maternal and infant health?
- What are the elements of culturally responsive, patient-centered care that are safe, effective, and respectful?
- What factors are important for the success of collaborative care in birth settings?
- What are the structural barriers that inhibit women from health disparity groups from seeking health care during pregnancy?
- What models, traditional and non-traditional, exist to address attainment of health literacy for health disparity populations during pregnancy and delivery and post-partum?
- What can existing health systems learn from community health workers to enhance equity, safety, and respect for pregnant women?
- The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
- Office of Research on Women’s Health
- Tribal Health Research Office
- Rebecca Henry, PhD, BSN, RN (NINR)
- Rebekah Rasooly, PhD (NINR)
- Sarah Yoon, PhD, RN (NINR)
- Charisee Lamar, PhD, MPH, RRT (NICHD)
- Priscah Mujuru, BSN, DRPH, MPH, COHNS, RN (NIMHD)
- Lisa Begg Dr.P.H., RN (ORWH)
- Maria Jamela Revilleza, PhD (THRO)
- Haywood Brown, MD, University of South Florida
- Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, LDM, Oregon State University
|9:00 AM – 9:15 AM||
|9:15 AM – 10:15 AM||
Moderator: Rebekah Rasooly, PhD, NINR
|10:15 AM – 11:30 AM||
Effects of Care Setting and Provider Type on Pregnant Families: Clinical Outcomes and Respectful Care
Moderator: Rebecca Henry, PhD, RN, NINR
Kimberly Gregory, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical
|11:30 AM – 11:45 AM||Community Q&A|
|11:45 AM – 12:15 PM||Lunch|
|12:15 PM – 1:45 PM||
Integrated, Person-centered Care: Building Systems that Facilitate Inter-professional Collaboration
Moderator and Opening Comments: Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, Deputy Director, NIMHD
Keynote Address: Rachael Willard-Grace, MPH, University of California, San Francisco
|1:45 PM – 2:00 PM||Community Q&A|
|2:00 PM – 2:15 PM||Break|
|2:15 PM – 3:00 PM||
Asking the Right Questions: Bridging Grassroots Organizations and Researchers for Maximum Impact
Moderator: Charisee Lamar, PhD, MPH, RRT, NICHD
Robyn D'Oria, MA, RNC, APN, Central Jersey FHC
|3:00 PM – 3:15 PM||Community Q&A|
|3:15 PM – 3:45 PM||Summary and Wrap-up|
- Stacey L. Dawson, PhD, MSN, CNM, Indian Health Service
- Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH, Univ. of Minnesota
- Jeanne Murphy, CNM, PhD, George Washington Univ.
- Vivienne Souter, MD, Univ. of Washington