Promoting Quality and Equity to Make Birth Safer for All: A PQC Story
Presented by Audra Meadows, MD MPH FACOG
Release Date: June 3, 2021
Content Validation Review: June 3, 2022
Expiration Date: June 3, 2023
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Physicians, CNMs, PAs, NPs and other healthcare professionals interested in OB/GYN and contraception.
Educational Needs Addressed
Rising rates of severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality in the US are alarming. Stark racial disparities exist and persist. In partnership with clinical providers, public health professionals, and families, the perinatal quality collaborative (PQC) for Massachusetts is working to eliminate preventable maternal morbidity/mortality and the racial difference. PQCs are uniquely positioned to promote data-driven, quality improvement through an equity lens to make birth safer for all.
Participants at the conclusion of this webinar will be able to:
- List the most common causes of severe maternal illness and maternal death in the US.
- Describe the factors that contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health.
- Understand the concepts and goals of equality and equity in health care delivery.
- List components of a maternal safety bundle, the quality improvement process and strategies to reduce morbidity and eliminate disparities.
Katharine White, MD MPH
Vice-Chair of Academics, Department of OB/GYN, Boston Medical Center
Director of the Fellowship in Family Planning, Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator of Partners in Contraceptive Choice and Knowledge (PICCK)
Elisabeth Woodhams, MD MSc
Medical Director, BEACON Family Planning, Boston Medical Center
Associate Director of OB/GYN Residency Program, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine
Accreditor Disclosure Policy
Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Accredited Continuing Education activities to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. This information is disclosed to all activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.
In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that faculty, planners, authors and anyone who may be in control of content have been mitigated.
Audra Meadows, MD MPH FACOG
Faculty Presenter does not have anything to disclose with regard to commercial interests. She does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.
Katharine White, MD MPH receives research support from Boston Medical Center via a Bayer Pharmaceuticals grant, and was previously a consultant for FitBit. Elisabeth Woodhams, MD MSc, Jenn Farraye, NP, Natasha Lerner, MPA, Kristina Tavilla, MPH, and Elizabeth Raskin MPH(c) MSW(c) of Boston Medical Center have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The following planning committee member from Boston University School of Medicine’s Office of Continuing Medical Education has no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Michael Burk, BS – Operations Manager, Projects
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Barry M. Manuel Continuing Medical Education Office
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and Partners in Contraceptive Choice and Knowledge. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
How to Earn Credit
In order to successfully complete this activity, you are required to view the entire enduring webinar and complete a posttest and evaluation. The evaluation survey will appear at the end of this activity after the content presentation. In the last evaluation question select that you wish to receive CME credit.
How to Request a Certificate
By reviewing the course content and completing the posttest and evaluation, physicians are entitled to receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To receive a certificate for your participation in this activity, you will need to complete the evaluation survey at the end of this activity and in the last question select that you wish to receive CME credit. PICCK will send your certificate directly to you via email. You can expect your certificate within two weeks of completing the evaluation survey.
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