Racial and ethnic minority women continue to suffer adverse health outcomes as it relates to maternal health care. African American women are three to four times more likely to die of pregnancy related death than compared to their White Counterparts. Moreover, pregnancy-related deaths are significantly higher among Native American/Alaskan Native women, Asian Pacific Islander women, and Hispanic women.
Improving the quality of care for racial and ethnic minority women is a critical element in improving maternal health outcomes for women. The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (National CLAS Standards) and the CLAS in Maternal Health Care Course are resources developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health to assist healthcare professionals in addressing maternal health care disparities. This webinar will discuss maternal health disparities, and highlight OMH resources as a critical element in improving the quality of care for racial and ethnic minority women.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: