Session Details

In this dynamic and interactive discussion, Dr. Zapata will share her personal journey as a mother of a critically ill premature infant, review current black infant mortality rates in WI, discuss root causes of inequities in maternal child health outcomes including race-based stress, and explore innovative areas of research and community -based initiatives aimed at reducing these inequities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in authentic conversation with the presenter and fellow discussion participants as they reflect internally on what specific actions they can take to help combat this public health and racial justice crisis.

Session Objectives

As a result of this educational session, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the leading cause of black infant mortality in Dane County.
  2. Outline the major health problems impacting infants born prematurely.
  3. Describe root causes to Dane County’s current racial inequities in infant mortality from a life course perspective.
  4. Describe initiatives to improve black maternal child health outcomes.

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Session date: 
02/19/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
UW-Madison, Signe Skott Cooper Hall Auditorium
701 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
United States
  • 1.00 ACPE Contact Hours - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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Discloser List CME Internal Report
Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UWSMPH