MHLIC Partners with ACOG for Maternal Health Awareness Day
Maternal Health Awareness Day on January 23, 2022 gives us the opportunity to bring attention to the crisis of maternal mortality and focus on strategies that help all mothers and birthing people thrive. There is a role for everyone to play – from clinical care to policy solutions, innovative programs, and partnerships. Utilizing the theme "Adding Up to Maternal Health" (playing off the previous campaign name/date #123forMoms), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists's (ACOG) is highlighting five topics to advance care:

Join the conversation using #MHAD2022 and visit ACOG's website for exclusive social media content to share across your networks.

Ideas to get involved:
Partner Highlights
January 27 @ 1:00 pm
Convener: National Indian Health Board

Join the National Indian Health Board and the CDC for a special discussion session on a new campaign segment aimed to support AI/AN healthy pregnancies and postpartum health, based on the existing Hear Her campaign. During the session, CDC speakers will provide a brief overview of the campaign. We will then provide time for Tribal participants to provide input on the proposed campaign themes and materials, and best strategies for reaching Tribal communities. Register here.
Call for Abstracts: Reproductive Wellness for Women with Chronic Conditions

There is currently an open call for abstracts for special sections of Health Services Research (HSR) focused on Reproductive Wellness for Women with Chronic Conditions. The submission deadline is February 4, 2022.
The Path To Perinatal Mental Wellness
January 27 at 3:00 PM ET
Presented by The Black Women's Health Imperative, this webinar will demystify perinatal mental health and mood disorders, discuss why Black birthing people are falling through the cracks for screening and care, and the path to wellness. You will have the chance to ask our panel of experts questions and discuss a variety of issues including maternal mental health statistics, gaps in maternal mental health research treatment, mindfulness approaches to stress and anxiety, current policies that advocate for maternal mental health, and much more. You can join this event by using the link provided.

To RSVP, please email Alanna Murrell, BWHI's Special Projects Manager for a personal calendar invite.
AIM Makes Social Media Debut

In celebration of Maternal Health Awareness Day, ACOG's Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Program recently launched Instagram and Facebook pages (Twitter coming soon) to promote their Patient Safety Bundles.

Show your support! Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U7CMC33636-01 for the National Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center Cooperative Agreement. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.