3-Part Series: Disparities in Maternal Care

Multiple thought leaders talk about the current state and how innovation, technology and partnerships are seeking to address.

Highlights and key takeaways from executives at the March of Dimes, UnitedHealthcare, Marani, Philips Healthcare, Alina Health and Johnson & Johnson.


The United States is coming to terms with a painful reality on maternal health where we are the only developed nation where women dying in childbirth is rising. Even more distressing, women of color according to the CDC are 3 to 4 times as likely to experience this than white women irrespective of income or education levels.

In a recent Medical Alley webinar, Reducing Disparities in Maternal Care Outcomes through Partnerships and Innovation, Marani’s Founder & CEO, Ann Holder joined a virtual fireside chat and panel with Stacey Steward, CEO of March of Dimes; Tim Spilker, Community and State CEO of UnitedHealthcare; Veronica Adamson, Head of Obstetrics Solutions of Philips Healthcare; Dr. Shirley Sylvester, Women’s Health Senior Medical Director of Johnson & Johnson; Dr. Lisa Saul, President of Mother Baby Clinical Service Line of Allina Health; Jodi Hubler, Board of Director of Bind Benefits; Alexis Kochanski, Director of Member Engagement of Medical Alley Assocation. They explored the important issue around disparities in maternal care and how innovation, technology and partnerships are seeking to address.

If you missed out on this Medical Alley event, we’ve got you covered: Watch the full recording of this discussion, and checkout key takeaways that will be shared over the next several weeks.

For key takeaways, see Part 1: History providers a clue into today’s maternal disparitiesPart 2: Meeting patients where they’re at with innovation & tech and Part 3: Partnerships across the eco-system.