15. Keynote: Building a diverse midwifery workforce in the United States to improve maternity care outcomes

May 5, 2018 @ 12:00 – 13:00 UTC Timezone
Room 1, Big Blue Button

Keynote Speaker: Susan Stone, President, Frontier Nursing University: President-Elect of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

Facilitators: Jane Houston and Linda Wylie

Recording: Click HERE

The United States has seen a dramatic increase in maternal maternity and now has the highest mortality ratio of any high-resource country. At least half of these maternal deaths are preventable. Limited healthcare providers particularly in rural and underserved areas, discontinuation of maternity care at many rural hospitals, and lack of access to culturally appropriate healthcare are among the contributing factors. Increasing the midwifery workforce and other important strategies to change this dire situation will be reviewed.