Virtual: Improving Immigrant Mothers’ Maternal Outcomes through Health Advocacy, Equity, and Literacy

Pittsburgh, PA US
September 14, 2020

The 3rd Annual Immigrant and Refugee Health Conference will focus on the subject of Maternal Health. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “people of color will represent most of the U.S. population by 2050, yet significant racial and ethnic disparities persist in women’s health and health care. Although socioeconomic status accounts for some of these disparities, factors at the patient, practitioner, and health care system levels contribute to existing and evolving disparities in women’s health outcomes.  

The conference will present an opportunity to educate participants on some of the health challenges faced by expectant refugees and immigrants. The conference seeks to provide critical understanding and practical knowledge that can be used to enrich providers’ competency and skills to foster a culture of health advocacy, equity, and literacy. The conference will discuss the peripartum period barriers to care faced by immigrant and refugee mothers, as well as how current policies and procedures are affecting access to care. Local and national experts will provide invaluable presentations related to providing immigrants and refugees with accurate, culturally sensitive information and care. The conference will use PowerPoint presentations, speakers, and panel discussions focusing on target subtopics such as breastfeeding, patient advocacy, public benefit programs, health literacy, health equity, and more.

Other Healthcare$30


Target Audience

Physicians, Nursing, Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors

Learning Objectives


1. Identify how to understand the need of immigrant and refugee mothers and how to provide culturally competent care.

2. Develop new maternal health interventions of care specific to immigrant patients.

3. Develop care plans that take cultural aspects into consideration when treating immigrant mothers. 4. Identify existing resources and providers that are specialized in providing care to immigrant mothers.

5. Learn communication skills that apply to cultural competency, humility, and intercultural practice.


Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 APA
  • 4.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/14/2020 - 8:30am EDT
Event ends: 
09/14/2020 - 1:15pm EDT
Magovern Auditorium- Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Aenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
United States

Course director
Eric Lantzman, MD

Co-Director of Division of Family Planning and Ryan Program Allegheny Women’s Health

Keynote speakers
Rose L. Molina, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical 
Center and The Dimock Center
Harvard Medical School

Ngozi Tibbs, MPH, LCCE, IBCLC
Maternal and Child Health Educator, Lactation Consultant,
Sankofa Childbirth Education and Lactation Services

Invited faculty
Beda Dhital, MA
Medical Assistant Allegheny Women’s Health
Leslie Hernandez, BSW,BD
Doula/Community Health Worker Allegheny Health Network

Katie Hyre, LCCE
Project Coordinator Center for Inclusion Health Allegheny Health Network

Hanifa Nakiryowa, MA, MID
Global Health Associate Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Aurora Ortiz, B.S., BD
Doula/Community Health Worker Allegheny Health Network

Prita Pradhan, BD
Doula/Community Health Worker Allegheny Health Network

Amira Seoudy, B.A., AST, BD
Doula/Community Health Worker Allegheny Health Network

Marcela Anita Souza, LCCE, BD (DONA), CLC
Childbirth Educator and Doula

Pabitra Timsina, BD
Doula/Community Health Worker Allegheny Health Network

Syreeta Gordon, BD
Founder & Operations Director Kangaroo Birthing &
Maternity Concierge


Physicians: Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Total credits to be determined.

Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

CE for Psychologists
Allegheny Health Network is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Allegheny Health Network maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Credits to be determined.

CE for Social Workers
Allegheny Health Network is an approved provider for APA credits for psychologists. Credits to be determined. Social workers may claim credits for attending educational courses and programs delivered by pre-approved providers, such as the American Psychological Association (refer to CE for Psychologists above). For verification, please refer to Continuing Education Regulations § 47.36 #(6) (ix) found at


Available Credit

  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 APA
  • 4.75 Attendance


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Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 14, 2020 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Immigrant Health

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