2022 Research in the Capitol

Location

Iowa State House, Rotunda

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Abstract

This research project explores the available literature on maternal mortality in the United States, and examines social, environmental, and cultural factors for their impact. With a public health focus, included are discussions on forming safer maternal health practices in our country, comparison of statistics on maternal and infant deaths, and using the available data to create potentially life-saving solutions. Specific topics include race, biology, health policy and legislation, insurance coverage, infant mortality, and family planning. This research project covers a span of academic disciplines, and was created to bring these areas together to promote awareness to a sobering, but meaningful topic. This project serves to explain why maternal mortality occurs today, and what we can do to help prevent maternal deaths in the United States in the future.

Start Date

21-2-2022 11:30 AM

End Date

21-2-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

University Honors Programs, Iowa Regent Universities

Faculty Advisor

Michele Devlin

Department

Department of Health, Recreation, and Community Services

File Format

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Feb 21st, 11:30 AM Feb 21st, 1:30 PM

Maternal Mortality in the United States: Focusing on Societal Impacts and Potential Solutions

Iowa State House, Rotunda

This research project explores the available literature on maternal mortality in the United States, and examines social, environmental, and cultural factors for their impact. With a public health focus, included are discussions on forming safer maternal health practices in our country, comparison of statistics on maternal and infant deaths, and using the available data to create potentially life-saving solutions. Specific topics include race, biology, health policy and legislation, insurance coverage, infant mortality, and family planning. This research project covers a span of academic disciplines, and was created to bring these areas together to promote awareness to a sobering, but meaningful topic. This project serves to explain why maternal mortality occurs today, and what we can do to help prevent maternal deaths in the United States in the future.