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Maternal Mortality Series #1: Using the Principles of Equity to Improve Maternal Health outcomes

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At end of the session participants will understand how disparities and inequities impact maternal health outcomes.

  • Explore the root causes of maternal health disparities
  • Examine the impact of socioeconomic factors on maternal health outcomes
  • Identify racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health and mortality rates, including data and statistics


  • Shawana Moore, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, PNAP, FAAN

    Dr. Shawana S. Moore is a health equity policy leader in women’s/gender-related populations, her advocacy work has shaped women’s health curriculum, national continuing education to recognize health inequities for women/of color, and those who identify as female. Dr. Moore is the first African American President of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and the inaugural co-chair of the organization’s first Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity (IDE) committee.

    She has provided exemplary leadership in shaping IDE in policy, advocacy, and education in nursing. Through her accomplishments in her funded program for nurse-led efforts to empower marginalized adolescent girls, her regional and national work to recruit and retain students from minoritized populations into the nursing profession, her publications, and presentations on structural racism in the nursing profession and addressing women’s health inequities in a regional, national, and international context, Moore has created a veritable incubator for progressive change in nursing. Dr. Moore’s leadership in nursing education, policy, and advocacy with a focus on sustainable and innovative nurse driven programs for diverse, underserved communities has been her key impact to the profession.

    Dr. Moore earned her BS from Wilberforce University and her BSN, MSN, and DNP from Thomas Jefferson University.

  • Renee Wynn, DNP

    Dr. Renee’ Wynn, DNP, a distinguished professional in the women’s healthcare sector, holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. With over 25 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Wynn has dedicated over a decade to OB/GYN, showcasing maternal and reproductive healthcare expertise. In addition to her clinical contributions, she imparts knowledge as a clinical adjunct instructor at Thomas Jefferson University College of Nursing, shaping the next generation of nursing professionals. Driven by a passion for maternal health, healthcare equity, and reproductive health justice, she advocates for comprehensive, equitable care and inclusivity within the field.

    Inspired by her commitment to improving healthcare equity and global health, Dr. Wynn recently embarked on a medical mission trip to Jamaica in November 2023, recognizing the profound impact of providing gynecological care to women in some of their most underserved communities. It was this experience that further solidified her dedication to bridging healthcare disparities and ensuring that women, no matter where they live or their socioeconomic status, have access to essential reproductive and maternal healthcare services.

    Dr. Wynn was awarded the Best State of Science Paper Award from Thomas Jefferson University College of Nursing for her work titled “Why is Childbirth Killing African-American Mothers.” This paper addressed the black maternal health crisis in America, highlighting her commitment to tackling critical issues in women’s health. Also, her doctoral dissertation project focused on breastfeeding disparities in communities of color. It was centered on improving breastfeeding initiation and duration among women of color, using technology, and contributing to a more inclusive and supportive healthcare landscape for women. This work also showcased her dedication to addressing healthcare inequities across the women’s health spectrum. Beyond academia, she has shared her expertise through talks on labor preparation, breast cancer awareness, reproductive health awareness, black maternal health, infant mortality, infertility disparities, and maternal health equity.

February 7, 2024
Wed 7:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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