Spotlight on Maternal Health: A Search for Solutions

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Date(s) - 01/08/2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

O'Melveny & Myers LLP


Despite spending more on health care per capita than any other country, the likelihood of experiencing a serious pregnancy complication and dying from it is on the rise in the United States. Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women, and are twice as likely to suffer severe maternal morbidity.
Please join us for a screening of “The Naked Truth: Death by Delivery” followed by a discussion of the known and suspected causes of these racial disparities, and the legal, policy, and advocacy solutions that advocates can take to ensure safe and respectful maternal care for all women.

  • Samantha Griffin, Doula, Washington, DC area
  • Jennie Jacoby Alstcher, Federal Policy Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Mimi Spalding, Policy Analyst, Planned Parenthood Federation of America


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