| Thursday, May 23, 2019
How can we eliminate inequities in maternal health? One health care leader offers her advice and describes what many people may not know about why African American women are much more likely to have a poor birth outcome than white women.
| Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
The rate of deaths and complications from childbirth has grown at an alarming rate in the US in the past 20 years. Neel Shah, MD, MPP, talks about how systemic problems are failing pregnant women, their families, and their care providers.
| Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019
A physician describes how, despite scarce resources in her rural hospital, their improvement team managed to reduce their maternal mortality rate to zero for over a year.
| Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
Many false assumptions persist about the alarming rise in deaths and complications from childbirth in the US. Neel Shah, MD, MPP, dispels the myths and explains some of the hard truths about why women in the US are 50 percent more likely to die in childbirth than their own mothers.
| Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019
The high maternal mortality rates among black women in the US might be abstract statistics for some. For others, they are stark realities. One young woman shares her family's harrowing experience as an example of why race matters in end-of-life conversations.