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Empowering Black Maternal Health: Navigating Postpartum Care

Jul 31, 2024
1:00 pm EDT
Presented by Ovia Health – An AHIP Select Member
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About This Webinar

Despite years of efforts, the US still ranks last for maternal health quality out of all other developed nations. The statistics are even worse for women of color; for instance, Black women are 60% more likely to develop preeclampsia, one of the leading causes of maternal death. Improving birth equity and birth outcomes are a top priority year after year, but what solutions have the biggest impact? What can payers do to improve Black maternal health, effectively engage members, and ultimately drive behavior change that will lead to improved outcomes?

During this webinar, leaders will discuss actionable strategies, insights, and best practices to drive equity, improve outcomes, and foster a supportive health care environment for Black mothers. Experts will delve into sharing strategies and best practices for improving postpartum care for Black mothers, addressing disparities, and promoting positive maternal health outcomes within the Black community.

Attendees Will Learn About

  • Insights to drive equity and improve outcomes in Black maternal health
  • Strategies for enhancing postpartum care and breaking barriers in healthcare approaches
  • How a digital health solution like Ovia works to close gaps in care through personalized and proactive member engagement, identifying pregnant members as early as first trimester or pre-conception and guiding them to healthier outcomes using personalized care pathways


Jenny Carrillo, PhD


Ovia Health

Jenny Carrillo, PhD, is inspired by innovative technologies that improve global health and committed to removing barriers to quality care and achieving health equity. Dr. Carrillo serves as President at Ovia Health, whose mission is to "make a healthy, happy family possible for everyone.” Ovia leverages predictive analytics and its Care Team to equip individuals with personalized health…

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Timothy Law, DO, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Highmark Inc.

Dr. Timothy Law is Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Integrative Care Delivery at Highmark. He leads efforts on Utilization Management Transformation, Living Health Solutions Collaborations to include population health, Clinical Quality, Gold Carding to include Prior Authorization team, Federal Employee Program, and connections to the VBR – True Performance strategy. Dr. Law was the…

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Rosemond Sarpong Owens, CDM, MPH

Director of Racial and Health Equity Integration

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Minnesota

Rosemond Sarpong Owens is a public health practitioner with a commitment to maternal and child health and a passion for diversity, equity, and social justice. With extensive expertise in advancing racial health equity in Minnesota, she focuses on improving diversity and equity for underserved populations, leveraging her Public Health/Health Equity background to foster a more just and equitable…

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Safina Koreishi, MD, MPH

Medical Director

Columbia Pacific CCO/CareOregon

Dr. Safina Koreishi is the Senior Medical Director of Clinical Services for CareOregon, and also the Medical Director of Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care organization (CCO), which is a non-profit CCO owned by CareOregon. She is also an adjunct associate professor of Family Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Koreishi completed the Clinical Innovations Fellowship through the…

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