Register: “Re-Imagining Perinatal Quality Improvement: Ethics, Methods, Measures and Impact”
Virtual Convening: Re-Imagining Perinatal Quality Improvement: Ethics, Methods, Measures and Impact
Wednesday, October 6th
10:00am – 11:30am PDT | 1:00pm – 2:30pm EDT
Register in advance by Tuesday, October 5th.Register here
Join Re-Imagining Perinatal Quality Improvement: Ethics, Methods, Measures and Impact, a virtual conversation discussing obstetric racism, and quality improvement initiatives and opportunities to address the epidemic of inequities in maternal and perinatal outcomes and experiences during hospitalization for labor, birth, and postpartum.
The convening is hosted by Tenesha Duncan – Tara Health Foundation; Alicia Harris – Grove Foundation; and Dr. Karen Scott, MD, MPH FACOG, who leads Birthing Cultural Rigor, LLC, which is fiscally sponsored by PHI.
This convening will:
- Highlight the SACRED Birth Study scholarship of Dr. Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH, FACOG, and the novel, validated Patient Reported Experience Measure of OBstetric racism©, or PREM-OB Scale™ suite, a culturally and scientifically rigorous PREM that examines obstetric racism, as defined for, by, and with Black mothers and Black birthing people.
- Describe and emphasize the importance of, and strategies for building capacity and collaboration across systems to enable multidisciplinary level interventions that diagnose and dismantle obstetric racism.
- Demonstrate the role of patient narratives and community wisdom in perinatal quality improvement and implementation initiatives.
- Introduce the digital platform for the novel, validated PREM-OB Scale™ suite, and the concept of Birthing Cultural Rigor™ (BCR), which is also a new Black woman led national quality improvement and implementation science, practice, and research consulting firm founded by Dr. Karen A. Scott.
- Feature a panel discussion between Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the Mountain Area Health Education Center discussing their experiences, insights, and next steps utilizing the PREM-OB Scale™ suite and BCR’s tools, trainings, and techniques within their health care settings. This conversation will be facilitated by BCR’s community partner, Wanda Irving, MPA, Board Chair, Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project.
Explore pre-convening materials:
- Obstetric Racism: Naming and Identifying a Way Out of Black Women’s Adverse Medical Experiences by KA Scott and DA Davis in American Anthropologist 2021
- The Rise of Black Feminist Intellectual Thought and Political Activism in Perinatal Quality Improvement: A Righteous Rage about Racism, Resistance, Resilience, and Rigor by KA Scott in Feminist Anthropology 2021
- American Hospital Association Advancing Health Podcast featuring Priya Bathija, Vice President of AHA’s Strategic Initiatives and Dr Scott who discuss the purpose, applications and impact of the Patient Reported Experience Measure of Obstetric Racism©, also known as PREM-OB Scale™