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Maternal Mortality Series #3: Advancing Maternal Health Equity through Policy and Advocacy

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At the end of the session participants will be able to apply the information, tools, and strategies in their personal, state, and federal advocacy work.

  • Discuss policy solutions to address disparities in maternal health outcomes
  • Examine the importance of inclusive and culturally sensitive healthcare policies
  • Explore legislative efforts aimed at advancing maternal health equity, highlighting advocacy initiatives and grassroots campaigns working toward maternal health justice.


  • 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.

  • Joia Crear-Perry, MD

    Dr. Crear-Perry is a physician, policy expert, thought leader, and advocate for transformational justice. As the founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, she identifies and challenges racism as a root cause of health inequities. She is a highly sought-after trainer and speaker who has been featured in national and international publications including Essence and Ms. In 2020, She was honored by USA Today in its "Women of the Century" series and featured on “Nightline’s” “Hear Her Voice” on ABC. Dr. Crear-Perry has twice addressed the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to elevate the cause of gender diversity and urge a human rights framework toward addressing maternal mortality. Previously, she served as the executive director of the Birthing Project, director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Jefferson Community Health Care Centers, and as the director of Clinical Services for the City of New Orleans Health Department. She currently serves as a principal at Health Equity Cypher and on the board of trustees for Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Community Catalyst, National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning, and the University of California San Francisco Preterm Birth Initiative. After completing undergraduate studies at Princeton University and Xavier University of Louisiana, she received her medical degree from Louisiana State University and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tulane University School of Medicine.

March 7, 2024
Thu 7:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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