From the Field: Achieving Quality Maternal Care Lecture Series

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PROJECT TITLE

Achieving Quality Maternal Care Lecture Series

NAME OF ORGANIZATION, AGENCY, OR INSTITUTION

Blossom Birth Services (Palo Alto, CA)

PRIMARY CONTACT NAME AND TITLE

Mora Oommen, Executive Director

PROJECT AIM AND GOALS

Blossom’s Achieving Quality Maternal Care Lecture series presents nationally acclaimed change makers, researchers, medical professionals and birth activists to shed light on the current state of maternal care in our community. We invite community members to join us to learn about the latest research, engage in thought provoking discussion and discover ways to improve the quality of maternal care.

Current Speaker List:

  • Christine Morton, PhD: Rising Maternal Mortality & Morbidity in CA: We all have work to do!
  • Henci Goer, award-winning medical writer: The Limitations of Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Maddy Oden, Executive Director, The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation: How the Medicalization of Childbirth created a Childbirth Activist
  • Screening of the film Guerrilla Midwife with Q&A session with volunteers who have recently spent time with Robin Lim at Bhumi Sehat, Bali, Indonesia

BLUEPRINT AREA(S) ADDRESSED

STRATEGIES USED

FOR MORE INFORMATION

blossom@blossombirth.org
http://www.blossombirth.org/Special_Events/maternity_care_lecture.html

Filed in Blueprint, Community education/outreach, Consumer advocacy or political action, Decision making and choice, Educational materials for health professionals, Stories from the Field on Tue., Apr 5, 2011

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