The August session of Hot Topics in Practice takes a closer look at the data collected from the Washington State Maternal Mortality Review Panel’s most recent report. In this session, Katie Eilers will summarize the Panel’s findings, exploring disparities in maternal mortality that exist among sub-populations, as well as the leading factors that contribute to pregnancy-related deaths. During this hour-long webinar, she will both offer insight into the causes of maternal mortality and encourage you to explore how you can support the wellness and safety of mothers and families within your own sphere of influence.

In this presentation, Katie will focus on the Panel’s recommendations — both clinical and non-clinical — to support the wellbeing of parenting people. With a focus on key audiences and specific action items that address the systemic factors that influence the health of pregnant and parenting people, you will be asked to consider what targeted steps the public health workforce and its partners can take to improve health outcomes for mothers and their families.

Register today to learn about the factors that contribute to pregnancy-related deaths, as well as actionable strategies that can be employed to strengthen support systems for maternal health.


Katie Eilers, MPH, MSN, RN
Director, Office of Family and Community Health Improvement, WA State Department of Health

These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Event Date/Time: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT