Wisconsin Legislative Children's Caucus: Maternal and Infant Mortality in Wisconsin

On March 10, 2020, the Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus, in partnership with UW-Madison Population Health Sciences, hosted a briefing on maternal and infant mortality in Wisconsin. A representative from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) provided a national overview of this issue as well as Wisconsin speakers addressing African American, rural, and Native American birth outcomes.

Presentations/Speakers:

  • Infant and Maternal Death in Wisconsin: An Overview. Fiona Weeks, MSPH, MCH Epidemiologist/PRAMS Principal Investigator, Department of Health Service
  • Black Maternal and Child Health Disparities: The Role of Policy in Narrowing the Gaps. Dr. Tiffany L. Green, UW-Madison, Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal and Child Health in Rural Wisconsin. Dr. Jennifer Kleven, MD, MPH, FAAP, Gundersen Health System
  • A National Overview of Trends and State Policy Options. Tahra Johnson, Program Director, Public Health and Maternal & Child Health National Conference of State Legislatures

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