Live Q&A: Maternal Health Care: Real-World Tactics to Address Health Inequities

CMEO Webcast

Premiere Date: Friday, February 24, 2023

This activity will offer CE credit for:

  1. Medicine (accme)
  2. Nursing (ANCC)
  3. Pharmacy (acpe)
  4. PA (aapa)
  5. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2026

Begin Activity


Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc
Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc (Moderator)
Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice in the Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Director of Research, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Heather Irobunda, MD, FACOG
Heather Irobunda, MD, FACOG 
Attending Physician
NYC Health + Hospitals
New York, NY

Sierra McClain-Henry, HBCE
Sierra McClain-Henry, HBCE 
Founder, Sankofa Mama Birth Services
Houston, TX

Statement of Need

Though awareness and recognition of disparities within maternal health have increased in recent years, persistent racial and ethnic disparities in both maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States remain. In fact, standardized maternal mortality reporting practices from 2018-2020 in the U.S. demonstrated that non-Hispanic Black birthing people die at a rate approximately 3x higher than that of their non-Hispanic White and Hispanic counterparts. It is imperative that clinicians recognize the root causes and the impacts of health inequities in pregnant and postpartum patients, and utilize this knowledge to create individualized, holistic treatment plans with the goal of improving outcomes in maternal care.

This live Q&A session is your opportunity to ask questions based on the CME Outfitters BriefCase that focused on real-world tactics to address health inequities in maternal care. To view the full activity ahead of this live Q&A, click here.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the impact of health inequities on pregnant and post-partum patients.
  • Individualize a holistic treatment plan for maternal care to improve patient and infant outcomes.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, pharmacists, Doulas, lactation specialists, specializing in OB/GYN, primary care, anesthesiology, pediatrics, or neonatology.

Credit Information

Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving patient care, CME Outfitters, LLC, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME):
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses (ANCC):
This activity is designated for 0.5 contact hours.

California Residents:
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. CME Outfitters LLC’s provider number is CEP15510.

Pharmacists (ACPE):
This application-based activity is approved for 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit (JA0007185-0000-22-140-L01-P).

AAPA CME Outfitters, LLC, has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and mitigated any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Peek reports the following financial relationships:

Consultant: Pfizer Inc.

Dr. Irobunda reports the following financial relationships:

Advisory Board: Moderna, Inc.

Consultant: Johnson & Johnson

Ms. McClain-Henry reports no financial relationships to disclose.

The following peer reviewer and CME Outfitters staff have no financial relationships:
  • Jeffrey Helfand, DO (peer reviewer)
  • Meghann Taft-Lockard (planning committee)
  • Kellie Busby, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Morgan Stockberger, MD (planning committee)
  • Sandra Caballero, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Susan H. Yarbrough, CHCP (planning committee)
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee)

  • Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

    Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (75% pass rate required). This website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit

    Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

    This document was last modified on: