Giving Birth in Florida
Despite the ambitious goal to end preventable maternal deaths by 2030, the world will fall short of this target by more than 1 million lives with the current pace of progress. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost all global maternal deaths can be prevented by ensuring that women have access to quality, respectful and equitable maternity care.
Sharmila K. Makhija, M.D., will discuss the maternal mortality rate and leading causes in Florida, the impact that racial and ethnic disparities have on maternal outcomes and strategies to incorporate birth equity education into medical practice.
Family Physicians, Obstetricians, Gynecologists, General Practitioners, Physician Assistants/Physician Associates, Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Nurse Midwives, Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians and other interested healthcare professionals.
- Define the maternal mortality rate and leading causes in Florida.
- Recognize the impact of racial and ethnic disparities on maternal outcomes.
- Incorporate birth equity education into medical school curriculums.
Sharmila K. Makhija, M.D., MBA
Professor and Department Chair, OB/GYN and Women’s Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Health System
Bronx, New York
Sharmila K. Makhija, M.D., MBA, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Heidi von Harscher, Ph.D., conference director of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Arturo Fridman, M.D., conference director of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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