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CANCELLED – Safe Deliveries Roadmap Learning Collaborative

March 31, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The impact of COVID-19 on the greater Northwest region has disrupted hospital operations and forced many events to be canceled. In accordance with current recommendations from the State Department of Health, WSHA is CANCELING this event. We want to keep you safe, support your focus on response efforts and not pull you out of your hospitals and communities at this critical time.

Given the unknown duration of the impact of COVID-19 on our region we have not identified a future date to reschedule this event. We know that equity is an important issue for many hospitals, and we’ll be working to identify a future event date as appropriate.

We apologize if this causes inconvenience to anyone.  Thank you for your ongoing efforts to help address implicit bias and support COVID-19 response efforts.


We are pleased to announce the March 31st Safe Deliveries Roadmap in-person Learning Collaborative:
SPEAK UP Training by the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI)

This is a day-long interactive workshop that outlines strategies to help individuals and groups dismantle racism, provide quality equitable care, and reduce health disparities. PQI’s mission is to expand the use of quality improvement in order to eliminate preventable perinatal morbidity and mortality and equity in birth outcomes. Click here for more details.

Nationally, a black woman is 3 to 4 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than a white woman. In Washington state, a Hispanic woman is 2 times and an American Indian or Alaska Native woman is 6.5 times more likely to die than a white woman. Research shows that inequities in outcomes are primarily due to differences in how women are treated within the health care setting based on race (racism).

Target Audience
Healthcare professionals with a passion for eliminating disparities who support and care for women before, during and after pregnancy or care for newborns. We are asking you to identify 1-2 individuals within your organization that will be champions in leading this work. Please use this Link to provide us their names and email addresses. We will then send them the information and registration link for the event.

Conference Objectives
1. Background Knowledge: Describe factors that contribute to perinatal disparities based on a social justice framework.
2. Improvement Science: Outline quality improvement strategies and tactics for eliminating implicit and explicit bias when caring for women before, during, and after pregnancy.
3. Action Plan: Develop a quality improvement action plan for ensuring equity in perinatal outcomes.

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Renée Byfield, MS, RN, FNP, C-EFM


March 31, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Michele Kulhanek
Janine Reisinger
Trish Anderson
Cindy Ferguson


Conference Center at SeaTac
17801 International Blvd
SeaTac, Washington 98158
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Washington State Hospital Association
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Seattle, WA 98104

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