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Maternal Mortality Series #2: Promoting Access to Quality Maternal Care for All (NCC Code 5)

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At the end of the session participants will be able to recognize and utilize strategies learned to improve access to care in their practice environment.

  • Discuss strategies to improve access to prenatal care for marginalized communities, including the role of community health workers and doulas in supporting maternal health outcomes
  • Identify barriers to quality maternal care, such as transportation, language, and cultural differences
  • Review successful programs shown to improve maternal health outcomes for underserved populations


  • 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.

  • KeTura’h Edwards-Robinson, MSN, SANE-MA, WHNP-BC, AGNP-C

    KeTura’h Edwards-Robinson has been a Nurse Practitioner at the Dimock Center in Boston, MA in the OBGYN department for over 10 years. She also serves as the Maternal Child Health Program Manager where she facilitates childbirth education and other resources for their pregnant patients and their families. Outside of her NP work, she has been a clinical faculty member for Boston College, practices as a sexual assault nurse examiner for Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health, and has worked as a birth doula for the past three years. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Accompany Doula Care Inc., which is a nonprofit organization that provides community birth doula services in Massachusetts at no cost to t he pregnant person and champions national legislation for doula services coverage for all. She is currently obtaining her DNP at Boston College. 

February 21, 2024
Wed 7:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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