Please note, this is a Hybrid session meaning you can join us in-person or virtually. Proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person.

Over the past two decades, the US has seen an increase in maternal mortality by 50-70%. In Philadelphia, the Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s 2020 Report highlighted that Non-Hispanic Black Women Represent 73% of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in Philadelphia. 


Aasta D. Mehta, MD, MPP, Medical Officer of Women’s Health at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Director of the Philadelphia Maternal Mortality Program has called for collaborative, innovative change: “In order to meaningfully reduce maternal mortality, it is necessary to work collectively, think outside the box and develop innovative solutions.” 


We’ll explore how innovation can decrease the trend with our Trend ThinkTank Panelists.  

Moderator: Tiffany Wilson, President & CEO of the Science Center  

Jacquelyn Caglia, Director of Learning, Communications and U.S. Programs, Merck for Mothers 

Marianne Fray, Chief Executive Officer, Maternity Care Coalition 

Stefanie T. Modri, RN, MSN, C-MNN, co-founder of Vasowatch 

Dr. Seun Ross, Director of Health Equity, Independence Blue Cross 

March 24, 2022
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