An Improved Standard of Care: The Effects of Social and Behavioral Factors on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity
About This Webinar
With the U.S. maternal mortality rate being more than 2x the rate of 10 other high-income countries, it is clear the maternal mortality crisis is growing in complexity. With a heavy focus on clinical protocols and reduction in practice variation—taking a holistic view of the mother’s healthcare experience, clinical and behavioral, is a critical and often overlooked component of the mother’s outcome.
It is time to broaden the standard of care that addresses clinical and medical pregnancy issues and behavioral health concerns like peripartum depression and suicide ideation. Awareness and assessment of social and behavioral factors throughout the ante-, peri-, and postpartum periods can effectively provide life-saving care for all mothers.
Uncover findings on maternal mental health, social determinants, and racial disparities
Understand screening for and identification of mental health conditions
Discover maternal mental health screening initiatives
Actions to consider when adopting new practices or extending capabilities
Rola Aamar, PhD
Partner, Behavioral Health Solutions, Relias
Lora Sparkman, MHA, RN, BSN
VP, Partner, Clinical Solutions, Patient Safety and Quality, Relias