SDM Month Theme Week: Shared Decision Making Along the Continuum of Care
Please join us for a FREE webinar on maternity care and shared decision making. During this hour-long session, you’ll hear from a panel of distinguished maternal health professionals and advocates who are working to empower pregnant women to take an active role in their care.
Following the presentation, panelists will answer questions from attendees.
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Maureen has served as executive director of Childbirth Connection since 1995, positioning the organization as a powerful and effective advocate for evidence-based maternity care and maternity care quality improvement. She has 30 years experience as a researcher, educator, and policy analyst on maternal and newborn health issues. Maureen is co-leading the multi-year maternity initiative in collaboration with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation. She is currently a member of the board of directors of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the AMA/Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement Maternity Workgroup. She also serves as co-chair of the 2012 National Priorities Partnership/Partnership for Patients Maternity Care Action Team, which is working to catalyze action to improve maternity care for mothers and babies. Maureen holds an MPH in health administration from Yale School of Public Health.
Kate is a director at Pacific Business Group on Health, where she leads innovation projects that focus on delivery system reform and payment redesign. Projects include: the California Joint Replacement Registry, which Chenok helped to found, build and now manages a shared decision making pilot in orthopaedics, and a pilot to demonstrate the use of episode bundled payment for maternity care. Kate has over 20 years of leadership experience with healthcare organizations on new business, product development, planning and marketing issues. Before joining PBGH, Kate held a number of senior leadership positions at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KP) in Oakland, CA and at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also led the startup and served as Executive Director for the Council of Accountable Physician Practices, a non-profit research consortium and advocacy group for multispecialty physician groups.
Kimberly is vice chair of Women’s Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement at Cedars-Sinai. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. Her research interests include obstetrical healthcare utilization, cesarean section rates and the management of complications of labor and delivery as it realtes to patient safety and health care quality. Kimberly has served on numerous state and federal health policy committees including, but not limited to, California Department Health & Human Services Maternal & Child Health Brand statewide cesarean reduction committee, as well as the U.S. Public Health Services Prevention Task Force. She has been (or is currently) a representative in various leadership capacities for the American Congress of Obstetrician Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM).
Kristen is a DONA-certified birth doula, PhD student in philosophy, writer, and social media strategist in Columbus, Ohio. She currently writes the blog Birthing Beautiful Ideas, where she shares information relevant to pregnancy, birth, and parenting. In 2010, she attended the NIH Consensus Development Conference on Vaginal Birth after Cesarean as a consumer advocate. Inspired both by her personal experiences with cesarean section and VBAC and by her passion for broadening the accessibility of maternity care data and research, she soon went on to co-edit “A Woman’s Guide to VBAC: Navigating the NIH Consensus Recommendations.” This guide is now located on the Lamaze blog, Giving Birth with Confidence.