Doing Better Together to Equitably & Innovatively Advance Reproductive Health and Healthcare with a Focus on Human Rights, Quality Improvement, and Interprofessional Collaboration

Dec 31–May 4, 2021 Closed Medicine Public Health

<b>Doing Better Together</b> to Equitably & Innovatively Advance Reproductive Health and Healthcare with a Focus on Human Rights, Quality Improvement, and Interprofessional Collaboration


MAHEC has convened a learning collaborative with the vision to develop a Statewide Provider Support Network (SPSN) leveraging the expertise of Family Medicine champions to strengthen the quality of care for people in the pregnant, postpartum and inter-conception periods. The learning collaborative’s goal is to increase awareness and engage inter-professional collaboration in the provision of maternal health/well-woman care. The learning collaborative is primarily comprised of Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and nurse champions as well as related providers from across North Carolina's 6 perinatal care regions. To operationalize our efforts for sharing best practices and improving communication between obstetrical and primary care providers, we are offering a series of continuing education opportunities, and technical assistance to bridge the gap between theory and practice to advance family and community health.


Attend any number of sessions desired - pick and choose your topics of interest!
see pdf brochure for full session details

All program dates are streamed on the Zoom Platform at 6:00 PM.
Participant must login at 5:45 PM for attendance.

This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $10,216,885 with 0% percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRS, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers, especially those specializing in reproductive health


  • Examine upstream social determinants, socially structured systems, and their impact on health and health care for people in the pregnant, postpartum, and inter-conception periods.
  • Analyze the systemic inequities that restrict the provision of quality reproductive health care for all by centering the experiences of those affected.
  • Apply evidence-based strategies for the prevention of maternal morbidity and mortality in the in-patient and out-patient settings.
  • Illustrate equitable quality improvement strategies to improve access, provision, and continuity of maternal health and well-woman care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, self-efficacy, and intent to use of evidence based-practices applicable to delivery of reproductive health services.
  • Practice inclusive leadership, communication & inter-professional collaboration to improve perinatal care experiences especially for people with high risk pregnancy outcomes and chronic diseases complicating pregnancy.


  • Andrea F. Currens, MD, FACOG
  • Andrea Diaz Stransky, MD, BHSc
  • Ami L. Goldstein, CNM, MSN, FNP
  • Carmen Gutierrez, PhD
  • Mary C. Kimmel, MD
  • Heidi M. Knoll, MD
  • Benjamin Meier, JD, LLM, PhD
  • Beth Messersmith, MPA
  • Mikaila Mills, BA
  • Juan Prandoni, PhD, HSP-PA, LPA
  • Julie A. Shelton, ACSM, CCEP, MPH, CPHQ
  • Tina Sherman, BA
  • Jacquana Smith, MPH, IBCLC
  • Alison M. Stuebe, MD MSc
  • Donya Wallace, PhD, NCC, LPC, LPCS
  • Caitlin Williams, MPH
  • Katie Wouk, PhD, MS, IBCLC


Brochure / Registration Form