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May 8, 2023

Innovative Approaches to Improve Maternal Health Hybrid Workshop

Monday, 9:00 am to Tuesday, 6:00 pm

In the United States, pregnancy-related deaths and complications, or maternal mortality and morbidity (MMM) rates, are among the highest in the developed world. For Black women and American Indian/Alaska Native women, they are especially high, regardless of their income or education levels. Collaboration among researchers, small businesses, and the community could lead to new ways to improve maternal health and reduce U.S. MMM rates.

Hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this event brings together those groups to address health disparities.

Session Details

Date & Time:

Monday, May 8 – Tuesday, May 9 | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Participants have the option to attend virtually in in-person.

Watch the event live via NIH videocast:

May 8: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=49193
May 9: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=49196

Attend the in-person event at:

Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus
Bethesda, MD 20894




Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. In person space is limited, so be sure to register early.

To register, complete the online registration form.

Learn More

During the workshop, participants will:

  • explore key scientific discoveries in diagnosis and treatment of pregnancy-associated conditions and the areas ready for translation
  • participate in how-to training sessions focused on best-practices in translation, education, funding, technology development, and dissemination
  • review implementation science and community-engaged methods to ensure maternal health technologies reach those most affected and address health equity

This workshop is sponsored by:

  • NIH IMPROVE Initiative
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
  • Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

To learn more, visit the National Institutes of Health website.


Monday, 9:00 am
Tuesday, 6:00 pm
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