The Fourth Trimester and Beyond: The Case for Broad Investments in Maternal and Child Health
September 09, 2021
Please join the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Low Income Investment Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for a virtual event on maternal health on
September 15, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM EDT.
This multidisciplinary event will discuss the case for broad investments in maternal and child health, focusing on financing opportunities and creating new business models to achieve equitable health outcomes for mothers and children.
Even when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, New York City will be facing a costly public health emergency. In New York City, Black women are at least eight times more likely to die of childbirth-related causes than white women, with many of these losses occurring in the postpartum period. Black and Latinx women are highly educated and vital to the economy.
Panels will focus on post-partum health, policy insights, and financing opportunities. Speakers will include Naureen Hassan, the New York Fed’s First Vice President; Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Dean, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing; Antonia Villarruel, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Monica McLemore, Associate Professor of Family Health - University of California, San Francisco; Sevonna Brown, Co-Executive Director, Black Women’s Blueprint; and Daniel Stephens, Deputy Commissioner for Family Child Health at New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
This event will focus on what needs to happen to ensure all mothers have the care they need to participate fully in the economy and all children have a healthy start.