Racial disparities in maternal health outcomes - Strategies to narrow the gap

2 modules


Course Length
60 mins

Medela Global Education



This course encourages, motivates, and inspires others to take on similar initiatives to address racial disparities in maternal health care and implement quality and safety measures to improve outcomes for pregnant and post-partum women.

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours; provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 13692.



Bonnie DiPietro, RN, MS, NEA-BC, FACHE

Ms. DiPietro has more than 40 years of healthcare experience, holding clinical, educational, management and executive positions throughout the Baltimore-Washington metro area. She holds both a Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration and a Bachelor of Science (nursing) degree from the University of Maryland. She is active in many local and national professional organizations. In her role at the Maryland Patient Safety Center she provides coordination of all the Center’s collaboratives, education and conference offerings and serves as manager of day to day operations for the organization.


Blair Eig, MD, MBA, MA

Blair Eig is currently the President and CEO of the Maryland Patient Safety Center, the nonprofit Patient Safety Organization designated by the State of Maryland. He was previously the Chief Medical Officer for 19 years for the Holy Cross Health system, the Maryland Region of Trinity Health.

Blair is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He has previously been the President of the Medical Staff at Children’s National, the Chair of the Laboratory Advisory Committee for the State of Maryland, the Board Chair for the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Maryland Hospital Association.


Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of the racial disparities in maternal health morbidity and mortality in the United States
  • Review state level data and the improvement efforts to reduce peripartum racial and ethnic disparities
  • Identify one state’s strategies to improve maternal health disparities and outcomes


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate Racial disparities in maternal health outcomes

Learning Credits

Racial disparities in maternal health outcomes: Strategies to narrow the gap
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Added 5 days ago, by Melanee
great course!
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good info
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great course
Added about 1 month ago, by Marilyn
Great content, I appreciated the data supporting the need for increased awareness of the first year PP
Added 3 months ago, by Jessica
Very insightful presentation
Added 4 months ago, by Kathryn
As an Australian practitioner the majority of this webinar was not applicable to my practice however I think we can all draw parralels to the information covered.
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Added 6 months ago, by Evelyn
very informative
Added 6 months ago, by Anonymous
Very good topic
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thank you

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