Maternal Health in Iowa: Solutions Symposium

Join Health Birth Day, Inc. for a day of learning more about maternal health in rural Iowa


Date: Nov. 3, 2023

Time: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: FFA Enrichment Building, 1055 S. W. Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, IA 50023

Registration: FREE, but it is required.

Evidence-Based Solutions to Improve Maternal Health in Rural Iowa

Join us for a day of education and awareness as you hear from experts across the state on maternal health best practices. We will focus on solutions that can be implemented now. Continuing education credit will be available. Check back soon for more information.

This conference is for anyone interested in maternal health. This includes rural healthcare clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, primary care staff, family medicine, Ob/Gyns, Midwives, Doulas, nurses, physician assistants, medical residents, students, WIC consultants, home visitors, Managed Care Organizations, health systems, journalists and Iowa lawmakers.

For general conference questions, contact Mandee Bose.


Please Note: This agenda is subject to change.

7:30-8 a.m.- Registration and Breakfast 

8-8:30 a.m.- Welcome

8:30-9:30 a.m.- What does maternal health look like in rural Iowa?

9:30-10:30 a.m.- What the Data Shows? A Qualitative and Quantitative Discussion on the Impact of Birthing Center Closures in Iowa.

10:30-10:45 a.m.- Break 

10: 45 a.m.- 12 p.m.- Current Public Health Solutions

12-12:30 p.m.- Lunch and Networking

12:30- 1 p.m.- TBD

1-2 p.m.-  The impact on closures on other health systems and their solutions

2-3 p.m.- The Role of Health Plans

3-3:15 p.m.- Break

3:15-3:45 p.m.- AWHONN Project Update – Solutions on fetal movement monitoring

3:45 -4:15 p.m.- TBD

4:15-4:30 p.m.- What’s Next?


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Symposium Partners

Thank You to Our Partners!

We are proud to partner with the following organizations to hold the Solutions Symposium. We are grateful for their support in exploring solutions to improve maternal healthcare and birth outcomes for expectant parents in Rural Iowa.

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