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2022 National American Indian/Alaska Native Maternal Mortality Prevention Institute Presentations

This institute, held on April 4th and 5th 2022, was the first maternal mortality prevention gathering of its kind in Indian Country. American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are two to three times more likely to die of birth-related complications than their white counterparts. There has been an expressed need for conversations about AI/AN maternal mortality prevention, and this institute serves to gather those working in Tribal maternal health together and elevate this work to a national audience. The Institute will explore Tribally led Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) as a potential tool for maternal mortality prevention, and Native maternal health through the lens of Native public health professionals, birth workers, clinicians, scientists, and community advocates. Participants will leave the institute motivated to engage their Tribe and/or Tribal stakeholders in maternal mortality prevention work. Please stay tuned for the 2023 NAIANMMPI!

The State of Maternal Mortality in Indian Country American Indian Alaska Native Maternal Health Past Present and Future Status
Native HERstory: Storytelling as Science to Understand Women and Infant Health Outcomes Lifting AI/AN Mother's Voices to Be Heard: The Role of Doulas
Navigating Data Partnerships Current Tribal Representation on Existing State Led MMRCs and How to Increase Tribal representation
National Approaches to Prevent Pregnancy Related Deaths  

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National Indian Health Board
50 F St NW, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20001 | Phone: 202-507-4070 | Email: [email protected]